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Holiday Wish Drive Now through 12/12/17

Laurelwood School The Holiday Wish Drive: Holiday Gifts to Needy


This holiday season, Laurelwood will again participate in The Holiday Wish Drive which sponsored by The Family Giving Tree. The Family Giving Tree is a local nonprofit organization that collects gifts for underprivileged children during the holidays and distributes them to more than 100 local nonprofit agencies. Agencies submit children’s gift wishes and The Family Giving Tree creates wish tags that are then hung on giving trees at local organizations and businesses. Last year The Family Giving Tree distributed gifts for 65,000 youngsters of all ages in the Bay Area—over 100 of these came from Laurelwood! At Laurelwood School, The Family Giving Tree will be set up in the library starting on Tuesday, November 28th.


Students who wish to participate may come to the library and select a wish tag from the tree. Students are then responsible for purchasing a gift and returning it to school, with the wish tag attached by Tuesday, December 12th by 10:00 A.M..


Gifts may be wrapped or unwrapped, unless the wish tag explicitly states that the gift should not be wrapped. Please note that participation in this program is ENTIRELY OPTIONAL. It is being offered as a simple and convenient way to teach our children about the spirit of giving during the holiday season. Because students pick a tag which lists the recipient child’s name, gender, age and wish, this is a unique and personalized opportunity for Laurelwood students to learn about those less fortunate than themselves and develop empathy for others. If you would like your child to participate in The Family Giving Tree, please sign the ATTACHED form and return it to your child’s TEACHER right away.

Posted by: Karen Spinks Published:11/27/17
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