What we do...
One Giving Tree is a community based effort focused on making the holidays brighter for local kids and their families.
We work with established nonprofit agencies to provide Christmas tree kits* to familes 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.
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Help us to brighten the holidays for local kids and their families with your generous donation.
Our goal for 2019 is to provide 300 "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; $35.00
One beautiful live Christmas tree
One Eco-friendly, bio-degradable tree stand
One decor kit; ornaments, garland, etc.
One re-usable shopping bag
One water-less hydration system to keep the tree fresh!
Donate one tree; $22.00
Donate one tree stand & hydration kit; $6.00
Donate one decor kit & re-usable shopping bag: $7.00
Donate your amount of $________