2022 Giving Tree a Success!

Jan 31, 2023 | Beacon, Justice, News

Thank You! Thank You! Thank You!

The 2022 Giving Tree Ministry is complete and the tallies are in! This year we supported 6 agencies that reach out to people in need. Those agencies are: Childhaven, Friends of Youth, Hopelink, Sound Mental Health, The Sophia Way, and YouthCare.

We received a total of 220 requests. Many of these requests were fulfilled directly by you! Included in the 220 tags were 113 gift cards totaling $4180. Additionally, we received approximately $840 in monetary donations. This money was used to fulfill the remaining requests. Altogether, we were able to fulfill 208 of the requested donations through your generous donations. There were also quite a few unsolicited gifts that were passed along.

The Giving Tree Ministry team was led by Kathie Moritis and Janis Pock. They were assisted by Nancy Bissel, Paula Doe, Jan Fleck, Marian Hayes, Milly Mullarky, Peggy Phillips, Elaine Richlie, and Trish Webb. Several members of this ministry have participated for many years and will be retiring. If you are interested in participating – now is a good time to let your intentions be known!  It is not too early to plan ahead! The commitment time is limited and there are various tasks to be accomplished. We need your help to continue this ministry! Elf hats and aprons are provided!

Please contact Janis Pock with questions or to volunteer.

Thank you very much for your generosity! You have made a difference in the lives of others.