Once again, United Way of Midland County’s Sharing Tree helped thousands of children and adults experience the joy of the holiday season. Thanks to the generous support of the community, United Way’s Sharing Tree program collected and distributed 9,527 gifts valued at $364,573.

Gift requests came in many different forms, including a local woman with a disability receiving art supplies to be able to paint and work with crafts, a local Pokemon fan receiving an entire Pokemon card collection with hundreds of cards, a local woman receiving fuel cards to help her travel to her doctor appointments, and much more. Many recipients—whether they are children, adults or senior citizens—are thrilled to be receiving any gifts at all.

“Sharing Tree is a true community success story,” shared Ann Fillmore, United Way of Midland County Executive Director. “It brings together businesses, agencies, churches, schools and hundreds of community volunteers to ensure the holiday wishes of those in need are fulfilled.”

Sharing Tree not only benefits those in need during the holiday season, but also helps supply local agencies with the items they need throughout the year. Items such as diapers, clothing, fuel and transportation gift cards, and more are collected to help serve those in need throughout Midland County year-round.

For more information about Sharing Tree or United Way of Midland County, call 989.631.3670 or visit unitedwaymidland.org

United Way of Midland County works to advance the common good by focusing on the building blocks for a good life – Education, Health and Self-Sufficiency. They recruit the people and organizations that bring the passion, expertise and resources needed to get things done. They invite everyone to be a part of changing out community by giving, advocating and volunteering.