Updates from The Giving Tree
- April 2019 -
In this issue:
  • Big hearts... big results!
  • Socks galore!
  • A thought for the garden & taking care of Mother Earth
  • Celebrating volunteers in the community
  • Spotlight on a special nonprofit... Sam's Hope
  • How does 3,000 pairs of socks sound??!
Making an Impact

Thank you to everyone who participated in our Helping Hands giving event. As always, we were overwhelmed with the energy and generosity of all who joined us! Over 2,500 gifts and projects were created and delivered to various nonprofits in the tri-county area and beyond.

Check out our website for the results and photos from the event.

Winner!
Congratulations to the Stony Creek Community Kids Club who is the winner of our Peace & Smiles Party contest!
Drum Roll Please...

12,624 sock rolls!!! Wow! We are thrilled with the MLK Sock Roll Challenge numbers. The kindness of our Giving Tree youth has touched so many individuals in need. That makes our hearts happy!


2019 Sock Roll Challenge WINNER!

Congratulations to Maple Glen Elementary..... the WINNER of our 2019 MLK Sock Roll Challenge! Students, parents & staff came together to assemble 1,207 sock rolls! The school was recently presented with a special plaque. #MLKSockRollChallenge2019

National Gardening Month...

April is National Gardening Month. Are you are planting a garden this summer? Please consider growing a little extra to share. Food pantries and soup kitchens are always in need of fresh produce for their clients.

Celebrating 10 for 10...
The Earth Day Way!

In celebration of our 10th year, we challenge you each month to do 10 of 'something'. Celebrating 10 (years) for 10 (of something).

For the month of April... we challenge you to check out our list of ways to celebrate our earth. Pick 10 things to focus on. You could even print out the page and post it on the fridge. (But promise us you will recycle the paper when you are done!) Earth Day is April 22nd. April is the perfect time to remind ourselves of how we can do our part in taking care of this amazing planet we call home.

#TheGivingTree10for10 #grateful #kidscangiveback
National Volunteer Month
 
April is National Volunteer Month. This month is dedicated to honoring all of the volunteers in our communities as well as encouraging volunteerism throughout the year.

Here at The Giving Tree, we would like to give a heartfelt thanks to each and every one of our amazing volunteers. The Giving Tree could not function without them. We thank each of them from the bottom of our hearts.

This month, take time to thank a volunteer in the community.
Nonprofit Spotlight:

Sam's Hope, is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to saving the lives of companion animals by keeping those facing economic and health challenges, and their pets together through pet food and veterinary care assistance programs.
Sam's Hope, f ounded in February 2013, was inspired by the founder's beloved Shih Tzu, Samantha, as well as her awareness of the current economic climate which forces many pet owners to surrender or abandon their pets.

The Giving Tree has provided Sam's Hope with hand-made dog toys and treats over the past couple of years.
Take Your Child to Work Day

'Take Your Child to Work Day' is Thursday April 25th. Is your company incorporating a community service segment into the day for children spending the day with Mom and Dad? 

Contact us for information on bringing Giving Tree projects to your company.
Corporate Support... Partner with Us
A BIG thank you to Bombas Socks fo r their support of The Giving Tree. Bombas very graciously donated 3,000 pairs of socks to our efforts in empowering youth to give back to those in need... including the homeless community. Thank you Bombas!

Please visit the Corporate Support tab on our website for a variety of ways you and your company can become a Giving Tree partner.

Have you seen our YouTube video of what The Giving Tree is all about??
Check it out!
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