Updates from The Giving Tree
- January 2022 -
May 2022 bring you kindness, peace & much happiness! 
We are so grateful to you for choosing to make
The Giving Tree a part of your world. 
Here's to a year filled with service!

In this issue:

  • Operation Stuff-a-Shoebox Recap
  • Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King with Service & Socks
  • Celebrating the Chill of January with Soup & Oatmeal
  • 2022 #MontcoServes Grants
Operation Stuff-a-Shoebox
Thank You!
 
Thank you to our Giving Tree families who took part in Operation Stuff a Shoebox 2021! The boxes of essentials were delivered to the homeless community in Philadelphia on December 23rd, making the holidays just a little bit brighter for so many in need. Thank you!
MLK Sock Roll Challenge
It's not too late to register!
 
Register your school, class, team or group for our 6th 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.
 
Register TODAY!

  • Click the link below for more information
  • Register your group!
  • There is a $25 donation to join the Challenge and to receive your kit.
  • Challenge deadline is January 31, 2022.
MLK Family Day of Service
January 2021
 
MLK Day is a time when we come together to volunteer and give back. This year, you might want to start a new tradition with a Family Day of Service.
 
Reach out to us to customize Take Home Service Projects for your family. This is a great opportunity to teach your children about food insecurity, homelessness or issues in the elderly community. We are happy to customize a project to fit your family's needs.
National Soup Month
 
Nothing drives away those chilly winter blues like a hot bowl of your favorite soup. Here are some suggestions on how to celebrate National Soup Month!
 
·      Volunteer as a family at a local soup kitchen.
 
·      Share and exchange recipes with friends and family.

·      Pick up some cans of soup on your next grocery run. Drop off your donations to area food banks. (Pop top cans are a good idea in case the recipient doesn't have a can opener)

·      Check out this YouTube on Andy Warhol's 1962 canvas pop art 'Campbells Soup Cans'
National Oatmeal Month
 
As temperatures dip and we all feel like hibernating til Spring, January is the perfect time to think oatmeal! January is National Oatmeal Month. Here are some fun ways to celebrate!
 
·      Bake a batch of oatmeal cookies. Click here for some oatmeal treat recipes.  
 
·      Ask us about purchasing a Morning Munchies project benefiting Meals on Wheels recipients.
 
·      Donate oatmeal to local food pantries. It warms the soul and provides much needed nutrients.
#MontcoServes Campaign
 
The mission of #MontcoServes is to reach 123 elementary & middle schools in Montgomery County PA. Bringing service opportunities to students. Grants are now available for eligible schools. Please contact us for more information about bringing #MontcoServes to your child's school.
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