Caring Tree 2020

Caring Tree

Since 2005, the Two Rivers YMCA Caring Tree program has helped nearly 1,000 families in our community during the Christmas holiday season with our members' generous acts of giving gifts. 

Every year, we display a Christmas tree in our lobby with tags that members can pull and use to purchase gifts unique to that child. (The child's name is kept private).

Gifts are then wrapped by YMCA staff and volunteers and presented to families. With COVID restrictions and guidelines we will have a drive through pick up for gifts at the the Spirit, Mind and Body Center from Monday December 21st - Thursday December 24th from 8:00 am - 4:00 pm.


HOW TO GIVE

The Caring Tree will be displayed at the Two Rivers YMCA starting November 30th.

  1. Pick a tag off the tree Don't lose track of the tag! 
  2. Start shopping! (using the information on the tag to help you choose a few gifts for the child)
  3. Return the gifts by December 14th to the Y with the child's Caring Tree Tag attached to the shopping bag. Please do not wrap the gifts.
    • If mailing the gifts, please address to:
      Two Rivers YMCA
      Attn: Caring Tree tag #__
      2040 53rd Street
      Moline, IL 61265

YMCA staff and volunteers will then wrap the gifts for each child.

We are also accepting donations of Christmas wrapping paper, tape, and/or boxes!
If you would like to volunteer to help wrap gifts, please contact Daisy Moran for more information: dmoran@ymcatr.org

 


HOW TO APPLY

Families can apply to have their children (through age 17) added to the Caring Tree.
Deadline for applications is Sunday, November 29th.

 

Locations: Two Rivers YMCA
Category: Community Outreach