Holiday Giving Tree


Holiday Giving Tree


In 2020, United Way's goal for the Holiday Giving Tree remains the same: to share gifts with our neighbors that may otherwise go without. Last year, over 10,000 gifts were shared with your help! This year we hope we can do the same.  

For the safety of volunteers, families, staff and our community, our Holiday Giving Tree effort will be virtual. Individual donations of $30 will be used to purchase and directly ship the requested gifts to the participating nonprofits for distribution to the individuals and families they serve. Whenever possible, United Way plans to purchase gifts from Black-owned businesses, small businesses, and women-owned businesses in our region. Sample gift items purchased with donations will include youth games and activities, books, gift baskets filled with candy and hot chocolate, wellness items such as soaps and lotions, clothing and winter gear, and local restaurant gift cards.



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We have reached our goal!​  Over 5,300 gifts purchased!

Thank you to all those who donated in 2020. Our fundraising effort for gifts is now closed. To support United Way's great work consider a gift to the Community Fund.


Write a note to share a holiday wish and brighten the season of community members.


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Organization & Group Support

In the past, this has been a popular activity for organizations to give back during the holidays. To support this year's efforts please consider encouraging your colleagues to make a finanical donation.

 Request a company specific link your colleagues can use to support this important effort.


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You can also support this effort through a corporate sponsorship.

For questions, contact Jayne Thoma at 414.837.3180 or via email.

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