HOPES program sponsors Giving Tree

The HOPES Giving Tree is in the Wright County Public Health building and offers people a chance to give back to families this year. People can choose tags off the tree and donate a book and pajamas to children in the HOPES program. Photo by Bridget Shileny

This time of year, there are many opportunities to give back to the community and help families in need through the holiday season. Though there are many wonderful gift-giving programs available, Wright County Public Health is again hoping to make Christmas merrier for the families that participate in the HOPES program with their Giving Tree.

As a way to help out these families and to thank them for their commitment to helping their children, for the last several years, HOPES has used the Giving Tree to allow citizens to “adopt” a child to support with a Christmas gift. Each ornament on the tree has the age and gender of a child in the program. Individuals may choose a tag or tags and purchase gifts for their chosen child.

“In recent year, we asked for pajamas and a book, and that’s what we’re asking for again this year,” said Gayleen Rutherford, HOPES coordinator.

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