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Tree of Sharing is Underway in Lake County
The annual Tree of Sharing program is underway in Leadville and Lake County. The first part involves registration for those children who will be receiving a gift. Those forms are due this Friday, Nov. 20 at 3 p.m.
Forms can be returned to the offices of Lake County Health and Human Services, Lake County Public Health Agency, Lake County High School and Middle School, Pitts Elementary or West Park Elementary. Each location will have a Tree of Sharing entry box for your returned form. Parents who have not registered their children will be allowed to shop after 3 p.m. on a first come, first serve basis.
The Tree of Sharing Project is a Lake County non-profit working under the auspices of Pike’s Peak Community Foundation. The organizers are a group of dedicated volunteers, whose mission is “HELPING CHILDREN HAVE A HAPPY HOLIDAY SEASON.”
This year, their goal is for each child in need to receive one gift and one warm clothing item. Unwrapped gifts will be hand chosen, by the parent or parents, on Saturday, Dec. 12, at the Tree of Sharing Christmas Shop between the hours of 10 a.m. and 5 p.m., at the Climax Molybdemun Building at Colorado Mountain College. Wrapping supplies will also be provided at that time.
Tree of Sharing registration forms were sent home with Lake County School District students the week of October 20. There are additional forms at Lake County Human Services for parents of infants and toddlers that do not have a sibling in school.
Volunteers are also needed for various committees. Tags and locations will be announced next week for those who will be on the lookout as part of their annual charitable giving to the Tree of Sharing. Stay tuned! Please contact Kristi Galarza at 719-293-4573 to help with this fun holiday event.