Giving Tree project seeks local sponsors

Sunday, November 22, 2015

The Putnam County Giving Tree project is seeking groups or individuals to help sponsor families in need again this Christmas.

Since its inception, the Giving Tree program has continued to provide needed clothing items, special-need gifts and other wished-for toys to children and families throughout Putnam County.

In December 2014 the program provided assistance to nearly 800 children by giving three or more gifts to each child to help make Christmas enjoyable with their family.

The Giving Tree program is an opportunity for organizations and individuals to share goodwill and holiday cheer with others in Putnam County. Whether an organization or an individual has $5 or $500 to donate to the county-wide program, the Giving Tree wants and needs your help.

Currently the Giving Tree organization is distributing applications to the schools and other various sites throughout Putnam County for families to pick up and complete.

The continued success of this program requires ongoing support from Putnam County communities, organizations and individuals. Organizers are asking that other organizations consider making a financial donation or choose to sponsor a child/children/family to help reach the Giving Tree program's goal of being able to purchase and provide Christmas gifts for every family application received this year.

Online tax deductible contributions can be made through the Putnam County Community Foundation's website at or by making a check payable to Putnam County Giving Tree and mailing it no later than Dec. 10 to Putnam County Giving Tree, P.O. Box 413, Greencastle, IN 46135.

Sponsorship information of a child/children/family can be provided by emailing The Giving Tree Project interest form will be sent in response. Once the interest form is received back from an individual, a list will be provided so suggested gifts can be purchased and then delivered unwrapped to Giving Tree volunteers by no later than Dec. 14.

Anyone who has questions may call 720-1739.

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