Latest News – November 26

Put Tree of Sharing on Your Shopping List

The tags are out and it’s time for Tree of Sharing! This year, the Tree of Sharing has new leadership under the auspices of St. Vincent Hospital Foundation.  With new faces and as a group of dedicated volunteers, they have a mission of:  “Helping Children Have a Happy Holiday Season.” 

Food baskets and gifts for children are ready for final distribution during last year’s Tree of Sharing.

The Tree of Sharing provides Lake County residents with gifts at Christmas time through the generosity of families and individuals. The gift requests were channeled through local agencies, including Lake County Health and Human Services, Lake County Public Health Agency, and the Lake County School District. These agencies helped in identifying children who they feel are at risk of being forgotten at this important time of year.  The list has been created and now the gift tags for those children are ready. 

Tree of Sharing gift tags are available at the following locations:

Cookies with Altitude, First Mountain Bank, FMI @ Climax, Golden Burro, Lake County Human Services, Morning Star Child Care, Mountain River Credit Union, Peoples Bank, Pueblo Bank & Trust and Community Church.

Concerned individuals and families can visit these locations and pick one or more tags, then purchase the requested gift.

Tree of Sharing volunteers Maureen (L) and Gretchen (R) Scanlon load down their vehicle ready to distribute to those in need at last year’s event. Gift tags can be found at area businesses.

This year, it is the program’s goal that each child receives one gift and one book.  Unwrapped gifts and books need to be delivered by Friday Dec. 7 to St. Vincent Hospital front desk.   

You may contact Noreen Dewhirst at 719-486-8332 if you want tags for your Christmas Tree or have questions.

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