Updates from The Giving Tree
- February 2022 -
In this issue:

  • Valentines for Seniors
  • MLK Sock Drive Recap
  • Meals-4-Kids Drive
  • Community Impact Award - Nominations Open
  • A Story of a Family's Inspiring Holiday Tradition
  • 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 7th. This initiative is designed to show seniors in long-term and assisted-living facilities that they are loved and appreciated.

  • Kids, teens (and grown-ups too!)
  • Hand-made cards with positive, uplifting messages & drawings. Check out our message suggestions below!
  • Deadline is 2/7/22.

Cards can be mailed to The Giving Tree, PO Box 823, Gwynedd Valley, PA 19437.
MLK Sock Roll Challenge Recap
5,770... and we're still counting!
A big shout out to all of the participants of our 6th Annual MLK Sock Roll Challenge! Clubs, groups, neighborhoods, families and students from various schools all came together to assemble sock rolls for the 2022 Challenge!

So far... over 5,770 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!
2022 Meals-4-Kids Drive
Great Spring Project for Scouts,
Teams, Groups & Families
Planning for Spring? 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.

The Giving Tree will provide all tags, rubber bands, ribbons and learning materials with registration. Food products can also be purchased for an additional charge.
Click below for information on the project and a link to register.
Community Impact Award Nominations - Now Open
Our Community Impact Award was developed to honor youth (grades 7 - 12) who are making a difference in our
community. There are those that go above and beyond through kindness, compassion, and service to those in need. He or she makes volunteering and giving back a part of their life and learning.

  • Youth grades 7 – 12 may be nominated by a friend, family member, school staff member or may nominate themselves.
  • Nominations may be submitted in letter format to info@givingtreefamilies.org.
  • Nominees must show consistent community service activity throughout a portion of the calendar year.
  • Letters of recommendations are welcome to accompany nomination letters but are not required.
  • The deadline for submissions is April 15, 2022.
Paying it Forward
Peace & Smiles Boxes

Peace & Smiles Parties have become a part of this amazing family's annual holiday tradition! Their daughter, Liberty, was a recipient of one of our boxes during a hospital stay. 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.

Friends & family gathered over the holidays to create 270 boxes!! We are so moved by Liberty's story and by the kindness of this family.

Fun Fact!

To date... over 10,700 Peace & Smiles Boxes have been delivered to bring comfort to children in pediatric care in the tri-state area!
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.
Did You Know?
Our Giving Tree families have created
projects since 2009!
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Corporate Support... Partner with Us
Thank you to Ventresca LTD. of Doylestown
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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