Updates from The Giving Tree
- May 2020 -
As we continue to navigate through these unprecedented times, all of us at The Giving Tree are working hard to continue bringing giving opportunities to you and your family. Please stay connected with us as we all get used to 'the new normal'.
In this issue:
  • Kids & Teens... Submit your creative writing
  • In the news!
  • Cards of Care & Supporting Local Businesses
  • Check out our Blog about A Ride to Nowhere!
  • Some important people to celebrate this month & more!
Calling All Creative Minds
Submit a story or poem

The Giving Tree has been teaching the values of charity and giving back for the past 11 years. But now... we want to hear from our youth.
  • What does 'giving back' mean to them?
  • What is charity?
  • Why is it so important to volunteer?
  • How has community service changed them?

We are looking for those creative minds out there to share their thoughts. Write a story. Create a poem. We would love to highlight their work and share their talents in future newsletters and through social media posts. Please reach out with questions.
NBC10 Story on Service at Home

Did you see us on the news?? NBC10's Tracy Davidson did a story about teaching children about charity during this challenging time at home. Highlighting our Take-Home Service Kits which are perfect for continuing the value of giving back and helping others... even from home. Click the links below to see the clip from NBC10 and to get more information on ordering a service kit.
Supporting Local Businesses

The Giving Tree will be supporting our community by highlighting local businesses with special stickers on the backs of every card of encouragement that is created through our 'Cards of Care' Campaign. Reach out to us to learn more or to have your business included! Because… we ARE all in this together!
Cards of Care Campaign

Join us in our Cards of Care Campaign . Sometimes a simple thank you, a note of appreciation and words of encouragement lifts the spirits of those who may need it most at this uncertain time.
  • health care workers
  • first responders
  • the elderly community
  • hospitalized kids

Consider a Virtual Card Making Party for your child and their friends! What a great way to spread kindness and give back TOGETHER!

Complete your cards and mail them to us. (Cards will remain in quarantine for several days before delivery.)

Mailing address: The Giving Tree, PO Box 823, Gwynedd Valley, PA 19437
Welcome to Our New Blog
 
We are excited to announce the launch of our BLOG! Be sure to visit The Kindness Cafe' from time-to-time. We will be sharing ideas, information and stories about community service and giving back. Let's stay connected in this ever changing atmosphere for our youth and involving them in helping others.
Older Americans Month
 
Older Americans Month is an annual event dating back to 1963 , when President John F . Kennedy designated May as Senior Citizens Month. It was later renamed Older Americans Month, honoring older Americans and celebrating their contributions to our communities and our nation.   Click below for some great projects to recognize and lift the spirits of our elderly friends.
Military Appreciation Month

National Military Appreciation Month is celebrated every May and is a declaration that encourages us to say thank you. Thank you to the men and women who serve and to their families for sacrificing so much. 
 
 Hand written notes and cards of gratitude from kids is a great way to say 'thank you'. Click below for some ideas of what to write in your card.
Trivia Night
Friday September 25th
 
With these uncertain times, no one really has a clear answer on what the future holds for activities and gatherings. But we are still hopeful that our 3rd annual Trivia Night Fundraiser is a go. Please save the date of Friday September 25th! More information will follow in the coming weeks. Click below to check out some pictures from past Trivia Nights!
Amazon Shopping?
 
In-kind donations are always needed and very much appreciated. Check out our Amazon Wish List!
Corporate Support... Partner with Us
Please visit the Corporate Support tab on our website for ways
your company can become a Giving Tree partner.
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