I walked into work this morning to find this beautiful tree in the lobby! I just had to stop and see what was going on and was excited to find a gift tree. Basically, there are little tags all over the tree listing a child and what they would like for Christmas. It is for the Women’s Center here so I guess it is for their needier single moms or something but whoever it is for, it is a chance to help someone! Now, I’ve seen these trees before and the gifts listed get insane (Ipad? XBox?) but these gifts seemed pretty reasonable and within my budget.
I went back later and picked out a tag and was happy to see the tree had already been picked at quite a bit. My coworker and I worked on moving the tags up from the bottom of the tree because it looks like people were only taking the ones at eye level. I chose one for a 7 year old boy who wants a board or card game. Since I won’t be here next week, Rob will be in charge of bringing the gift back and placing it in the box (unwrapped with the tag taped to it). I am just so excited to give something to someone I don’t even know who really deserves a surprise!
What are you doing this season to give back to others?