Updates from The Giving Tree
- September 2019 -
In this issue:

  • Tickets are going fast for Trivia Night...
  • Mark your calendars...
  • Teen Ambassador's Club now forming...
  • Bringing Service Learning to your school...
  • and more!
Friday September 27 th
$40 ticket includes:
10 rounds of trivia, dinner, soda, water & dessert

Doors open at 6:15 - Trivia starts at 7:30

St. Rose of Lima (Parish Center), North Wales PA

- BYOB -
National Assisted Living Week
September 8th - 15th
According to the National Center for Assisted Living, there are more than 28,000 assisted living facilities across the country. More than one million seniors reside in these facilities which provide housing, medical care, meals and social activities.

Here are some great ways to celebrate National Assisted Living Week:
Working Hands 2019 Event
Saturday November 2nd
Join us Saturday November 2nd at the Wissahickon Middle School from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM for our 10th Annual Working Hands Project.

  • open to the public
  • groups welcome
  • hands-on service projects & activities
  • $5 fee per participant

Look for more information and registration links coming soon!
 Become a Teen Ambassador

Our Ambassadors Club is now forming for the 2019 -20 school year. The club is open to students grades 6 - 12 and will meet once a month. 

This is a great service opportunity for students who need service hours. The cost is just $50 for the school year. (Fall & Winter/Spring sessions are available.)

Our first meeting will be held Thursday, September 19th from 4:30 to 6:30 at St. Rose of Lima in North Wales. Come check it out! Click below with questions or to sign up for the program!
Visit Our Booth

Come out to see us on Saturday, September 14th at Pike Fest! Bethlehem Pike will be lined with vendors from 10:00 AM til 4:00 PM. There will be live music, food trucks, artisans, amusements and more!

Stop by our booth to say hello! Children can create an Encouragement Card for hospitalized children as well as 'take-away' Kindness Postcards for their teachers & bus drivers. We'll see you there! 
Bringing Service Learning
to your School

Learning to give back to others is vital for positive youth development. Community service opportunities can empower our youth to make positive and authentic changes in the community.  We as parents obviously play a big part in exposing our kids to service but schools also can reinforce the values and lessons of civic engagement. 
Here at The Giving Tree we are thrilled when asked to bring our Bringing Charity to School program to local schools. Hands-on activities, open discussion and reflection are just a few pieces of the program that really get the students thinking and motivated.  Click the link below for more information on bringing our program to your child’s school.

Nonprofit Spotlight
Whosoever Gospel Mission
The Whosoever Gospel Mission provides assistance to homeless individuals in the Philadelphia Metropolitan Area. Individuals including men, women and children are served. The Mission opened it's doors in 1892 and provides services such as shelter, food, clothing, education and counseling.

The Giving Tree has been working with the Whosoever Gospel Mission since 2015 and provided them with over 1,100 projects. The Mission has received Sock & Snack Rolls and Snowman Bags filled with essentials.
Does your Company 'Match'?

An Employee Matching Program encourages YOU to give to worthwhile charities and have the support of the company you work for. This gives employees a say in where the employer allocates its corporate giving dollars.
Companies match donations made by their employees to eligible non-profit organizations. Many companies match dollar for dollar!

We would love to be a part of the Matching Program at your company! Check with your HR department or check out the link below for more info.
Corporate Support... Partner with Us
Thank you to The Wawa Foundation for their support of The Giving Tree.
Please visit the Corporate Support tab on our website for a variety of ways
you and your company can become a Giving Tree partner.
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