What we do...
One Giving Tree
is a community based non-profit operating under the Gilroy Foundation.
We are making the holidays brighter
for local kids and their families.
We work with established nonprofit agencies to provide Christmas tree kits* to families who would otherwise go without.
*a fresh cut tree, ornaments, a bio-degradable tree stand, and a water-less hydration system
Why we do it
While it's easy to rationalize that a Christmas tree won't change the
world, it is also easy for us to make
a connection between a child's
hopes and dreams and their ability
to overcome obstacles in their lives.
The holiday season is a time where feelings of not fitting in, of not measuring up, run high.
Who we are
One Giving Tree operates under the auspices of the Gilroy Foundation. The Foundation is our fiduciary stewardship partner. They help us in so many ways we cannot begin to explain, or adequately thank them for all they do. The Gilroy Foundation's motto is "Give Where You Live" and we cannot agree more! The Gilroy Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit benefit corporation - Tax ID #94-2719281. For more information, visit: gilroyfoundation.org
One Giving Tree started with a problem. In winter of 2014, a local business group was offered ten free trees for a Christmas event they were organizing. The event was to be held on the same evening that was expected to be the start of the worst storm in years. Because the event was in a public place, the trees would need to be cut down across town, cleaned up, delivered, set up on the site of the event, and decorated all in the space of a couple hours.
Need more details? Contact us
We are here to assist. Contact us by phone, email or via our social media channels.
Help us to brighten the holidays for local kids and their families with your generous donation.
Our goal for 2020 WAS to provide just 200 "tree kits"
due to COVID-19 world and shelter in place orders. Then something happened... our long term partners stepped up again, and a few new partners said "We want in!"
Our NEW goal for 2020 is 336 "tree kits"
and we can't do it without you!
Plus, we don't want to do it without you!
We have established the following donation amounts to help you see how far your dollars will go:
Donate one complete tree kit; $42.00
*A Tree Kit includes: One beautiful live Christmas tree, one Eco-friendly, bio-degradable tree stand, one decoration kit; ornaments, garland, etc., one
re-usable shopping bag, one water-less hydration system to keep the tree fresh!
Donate one tree; $30.00
a beautiful live Christmas tree fresh from Oregon.
Donate one kit: $12.00
A "Kit" includes: a custom made tree stand, hydration kit, decorations to fill the tree in a re-usable shopping bag.
Donate your amount of $________
Thank you for partnering with One Giving Tree, and Making the Holidays Brighter!
You can help make a difference!
Donate via PayPal
Use the donate button below to donate via our PayPal account:
"Text to Donate"
Simply text onegivingtree to 44-321
Open a new text message on your phone.
Type 44-321 in the "to" address bar on your phone's text message screen.
in the text message box, type onegivingtree
click the link that you receive as a reply message.
follow the prompts to donate!
Its that simple!