Updates from The Giving Tree
- November 2022 -
In this issue:
  • Hitting a major milestone
  • Students tackle eliminating hunger
  • Operation Stuff-a-Shoebox returns
  • Holiday Card Campaign
  • Ways to celebrate Gratitude this month
  • Service planning ideas for MLK Day 2023
  • and more!
200,000 Lives Touched

Recently we celebrated a very special milestone... 200,000 lives touched, since 2009, by our Giving Tree kids!

We commemorated this special day with representatives from Manna on Main Street, Mattie N. Dixon Community Cupboard, Inc., Meals on Wheels Montco SAAC, North Penn Valley Boys & Girls Club and Indian Valley Boys & Girls Club. We are so fortunate to connect the wonderful work of our Giving Tree youth with our amazing nonprofit partners.

Click below to see the Facebook Live from the celebration! #kidscangiveback
Pennridge North Middle
Eliminating Hunger Campaign

The 6th grade students of Pennridge North Middle School participated in the Eliminating Hunger Campaign Full Belly Bag project, sponsored by GIANT. Giving Tree volunteers spent the morning with the students assembling projects, creating cards of encouragement and taking part in discussion groups. Be sure to check out the video put together by the Pennridge School District. It recaps the wonderful morning of service. #kidscangiveback #makeadifference #fightinghunger
Operation Stuff-a-Shoebox
Now through December 12th

Join our efforts in our 6th Annual "Operation Stuff-a- Shoebox". Each box will benefit an individual experiencing homelessness. The boxes become gifts as the holidays approach. 
 
Grab a shoebox and head out to the store with the kids. Click below for ideas. Deadline is December 12th.
Be sure to tag us on social media! #stuffashoebox2022
Holiday Card Campaign
Now through December 2nd

The holidays can be a bleak time of year for individuals experiencing homelessness. But you can fill their hearts with cheer this season. Join us by creating special handmade holiday cards with encouraging messages. Kids and grown-ups too! This is a great kitchen table activity that will spark conversation with your children.

We will be collecting cards now through December 2nd. Reach out to us with questions.
Thanksgiving Project
Make it a family affair

Thanksgiving is a time for friends and family to gather and give thanks. This year, consider starting a new tradition at your gathering. Our service projects aren't just for the kids... the entire family can get involved. Click below to see our list of service projects or reach out to us. We can customize a project for your family.
An Attitude of Gratitude
 
November is National Gratitude Month! Isn’t it amazing how something as simple as gratitude can give new meaning to life? Research states that people who practice gratitude every day are not only happier but also healthier. Here are some ideas for expressing... and practicing gratitude.
MLK Sock Roll Challenge
January 2023
 
Register your school, class, team or group for our 7th Annual MLK Sock Roll Challenge. Socks are the number one most requested item in the homeless community. Each year, through our campaign, thousands of sock rolls are donated to those in need. Last year... our Giving Tree youth assembled close to 15,000 sock rolls! So incredible!
 
Click the link below for more information and to register! There is a $30 donation to join the Challenge which covers the cost of supplies that will be sent to you.
Deadline is January 31, 2023.
Sponsorships Opportunities
MLK Sock Roll Challenge
 
Want to do more? Would you or your company like to do more to help us raise awareness of the Challenge and bring more sock rolls to the homeless community? Partner with us! 
MLK Dream Service Kit
Rebuilding Communities

In addition to our MLK Sock Roll Challenge, we will be offering a complete service kit in honor of Dr King. Each kit includes project materials and educational information. This is a great service opportunity for clubs, groups & classrooms. Click below for the informational flyer or reach out to order today.
#GivingTuesday
November 29th

GivingTuesday is the world’s largest generosity movement. After Black Friday... and Cyber Monday, comes GivingTuesday. A day that encourages people to do good. A day of giving back, giving your time, kindness or the gift of a donation.

Please consider a tax deductable donation to The Giving Tree this GivingTuesday.  Your gift, of any amount inspires, educates & impacts. By supporting The Giving Tree, you join our efforts in inspiring today's youth to take-action in the community by helping others. Creating a kinder, better world.
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Corporate Support... Partner with Us
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