November 15, 2002  


Family Giving Tree Wish Drive Makes Holiday Wishes Come True

By Erin Smith

Last year the SLAC community donated over 240 gifts to the 2001 Giving Tree Drive, making it a huge success. This year we hope to do even better!

The Family Giving Tree is a Bay Area-based non-profit organization dedicated to fulfilling the holiday wishes of kids who would otherwise go without gifts. Last year, in their 12th year of operation, the organization provided gifts for 35,000 youngsters of all ages.

All this is made possible with the help of other non-profit agencies that provide the screening, listing, and direct interaction with those in need, as well as corporate sponsors that host the giving trees, generous individuals who donate gifts and funds, and enthusiastic volunteers who make the program work.

Your gifts and donations are used to ensure that all children registered with the program will get a gift this holiday season. If you are interested in donating to the drive, just look for the Wish Cards, located in buildings throughout the SLAC site. Planned locations include: the SLAC Cafeteria (Bldg. 42), Central Lab (Bldg. 40), A&E (Bldg. 41), ROB (Bldg. 48), SSRL (Bldg. 120/137), NLC Offices (Bldg. 214) and MCC (Bldg. 5). And there may be more!

For more information on the Family Giving Tree, see: 



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Last update Thursday November 14, 2002 by Kathy B