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

  • MLK Sock Roll update
  • Meals-4-Kids Drive - Register TODAY!
  • Spring service opportunities
  • Award Nominations open
  • Conversations with your kids
  • An excuse to save cereal boxes
2022 MLK Sock Roll Update
Almost to 15,000

A big shout out to the 3,337 participants of our 6th Annual MLK Sock Roll Challenge! 35 clubs, groups, neighborhoods, families and schools all came together to assemble sock rolls for the 2022 Challenge!

Close to 15,000 sock rolls have been created! That's almost 15,000 individuals of the homeless community that have been reached! Thank you for being a part of it all!

Sock Roll Winners
Congratulations to.....

Ft. Washington Elementary with 2,495 sock rolls: 50 or more participants winner
St. Stanislaus PREP with 575 sock rolls: 49 or less participants winner
2022 Meals-4-Kids Drive
A Great Project for Scouts,
Teams, Groups & Families
 
Join us in tackling food insecurity among youth in our area. Now thru May 15th we will be collecting Meals-4-Kids Bundles (see below for instructions). This assortment of snacks will be delivered to various Boys & Girls Clubs and food assistance programs.

There are 2 ways to participate:
1) You can purchase your own pieces of the project and we can coordinate tags and ribbons.
2) You can purchase everything from us.

If you are interested in being a part of this effort, please reach out to us.
Take a Break

Each spring, our students and teachers find themselves bogged down with required state testing (think PSSAs and TeraNovas). This year, after the testing, take a mental break and use the time as a way to give back. Teachers... if you are finding yourself with a free afternoon and looking for something a little different... reach out to us for community service projects.
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.

Check out our website for more information. The deadline for submissions is April 15, 2022.
Service Reflection
 
As parents, we know how important volunteering and community service can be for our children. But don't forget... reflection should be part of the plan and can be just as crucial to the service experience. . Click on the link below to find out more.
National Cereal Day
March 7, 2022
 
This popular breakfast food has probably been a part of your life since childhood.
 
One of our beloved projects here at The Giving Tree is a Peace & Smiles Box. Which by the way.. starts out with an empty cereal box! Filled with craft supplies, decorated and delivered to pediatric patients in the tri-state area. We have delivered over 11,200 boxes to date!!
 
So pour yourself a bowl of your favorite cereal.... And don't forget to hang on to those boxes! We appreciate all donations of empty cereal boxes for our projects!
Did You Know?
 
5,884 youth have participated in Giving Tree
projects since January 1 of this year!!
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Thank you to Verizon
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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