The Sharing Tree program helps our community fill the local holiday wishes of those in need. Celebrating its 24th year, Sharing Tree strives to ensure that every person feels the touch of our caring community this holiday season and throughout the year. Because of the community’s generous support, United Way’s Sharing Tree program collected and distributed 8,836 holiday gifts valued at over $323,000. Gift requests were as diverse as our population. A local man with a disability requested transportation vouchers to get back and forth to work; a 7-year-old girl asked for books to help with reading; and a local senior citizen needed warm winter boots to keep her safe on the sidewalks. Sharing Tree tags go out on trees each November, including area churches, businesses, corporations and United Way. Computers to Go in the Midland Mall also hosts a tree and serves as the drop off location at the Mall.
VOLUNTEER ELVES GAVE THEIR TIME TO ENSURE SHARING TREE WAS A SUCCESS.