Updates from The Giving Tree
- February 2023 -
In this issue:

  • Valentines for our elderly friends
  • MLK Sock Drive Recap
  • Meals-4-Kids Drive registration NOW open
  • A Story of a family's inspiring holiday tradition
  • Ways your company can get involved
  • Are you ready for Kindness Week?
  • Supporting our Local Food Pantries
Valentines for Seniors
Spread some love

We are collecting Valentine’s Day cards for the elderly community now thru February 6th.

  • Kids, teens (and grown-ups too!)
  • Hand-made cards with positive, uplifting messages & drawings. Check out our message suggestions below!
  • Benefiting seniors in long-term care & assisted living facilities.
  • Deadline is 2/6/23.

Cards can be mailed to The Giving Tree, PO Box 823, Gwynedd Valley, PA 19437.
MLK Sock Roll Challenge Recap
... and we're still counting!
A big shout out to all of the participants of our 7th Annual MLK Sock Roll Challenge! Clubs, groups, neighborhoods, families and students from various schools all came together to assemble sock rolls for the 2023 Challenge!

So far... over 8,000 individuals of the homeless community, have been reached in the month of January from sock rolls alone! There is more to come! Thank you for being a part of it all!
2023 Meals-4-Kids Drive
Great Spring Project for Scouts,
Teams, Groups & Families
Join us in tackling food insecurity among youth in our area. April 1 thru May 15th we will be collecting Meals-4-Kids Bundles which will benefit local Boys & Girls Clubs and food assistance programs.

Registration is now open. Your $30 registration fee includes all tags, rubber bands, ribbons and learning materials. Food products can also be purchased for an additional charge.
Click below with questions, for information on the project and to register.
Paying it Forward
Peace & Smiles Boxes

Peace & Smiles Parties have become such a big part of the Pitzer family's annual holiday tradition! Their daughter, Liberty, was a recipient of one of our boxes during a hospital stay years ago. It made such an impact on her and her family, they made a decision to 'pay-it-forward' by hosting their own Peace & Smiles effort.

The party grows each year! Friends & family gathered over the holidays this year to create over 200 boxes!! Liberty's sister, Faith, got her 1st grade class involved too! We are so moved by Liberty's story and by the kindness of this family.

Fun Fact!
To date... 11,662 Peace & Smiles Boxes have been delivered, bringing comfort to children in crisis situations in the tri-state area!
Take Your Child to Work Day Thursday April 27th

Take Your Child to Work Day is Thursday April 27th. Many companies incorporate a community service segment into the day for the children. Take a look at our website for more information or contact us with questions about bringing Giving Tree projects to your company. We are happy to customize projects for you and your young visitors.
Does Your Company 'Match'?
Employee Matching Program

Does your company match charitable donations?
Your employer may allocate corporate giving dollars to 'match' donations made by employees to eligible non-profit organizations.

We would love to be considered. Please check out our website for more information or contact us with questions.
Random Act of Kindness Week
February 13th - 19th

Random Acts of Kindness Week is a great time to express unexpected acts of charity, helpfulness and... well.... kindness... to those around you. It's great to reach out to those we know but it is especially fun when you do something nice for a complete stranger.

Check out our list below... or come up with your own! It doesn't need to be anything heroic. Even the smallest act of kindness can have a big impact.
National Canned Food Month

This month, consider donating canned goods to local food pantries in celebration of National Canned Food Month. Food pantries provide for families who may struggle to put food on the table. This is a great activity to involve the kids!

  • Check with a local food pantry on their specific needs.
  • Create a wish list with your child and head to the grocery store.
  • Perhaps give your children a 'budget' or specific amount to spend.
  • Let them shop and pick items they feel would be appropriate to donate.
  • Use our Food Pantry Talking Points to spark discussion.
  • If possible, deliver the items as a family.
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Corporate Support... Partner with Us
Thank you to our sponsors for their continued support.
Please visit the Corporate Support tab on our website for ways
your company can become a Giving Tree partner.

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