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
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: