La Salle's National Honor Society's yearly Giving Tree is kicking off this week. A few NHS members will be assigned to each homeroom to help explain and support the Giving Tree. The next three mission collections will be in support of two separate organizations.
Giving Tree Organization #1: Teepe Foundation with St. Vincent de Paul (Nov. 30 mission collection):
This week's mission collection will be going to Teepe Foundation in support of the St. Vincent de Paul society. They will use the money to buy gift cards for a specific family in need of help. La Salle will send a couple individuals to deliver these cards personally to that family.
Giving Tree Organization #2: St. Joseph's Orphanage (Dec. 8 and Dec. 15 mission collections):
Each homeroom has already received -- or will hopefully receive today -- a Giving Tree flyer for that specific homeroom that lists the gifts for St. Joseph's Orphanage, the school that is essentially in La Salle's backyard.
Anyone is welcome to participate in the Giving Tree. Donations are not just limited to what is on the homeroom lists. Gift cards to places like Target and Walmart are certainly welcome. Any toy appropriate for children 3-17 years old would be welcome as well.
Please only new and unwrapped gifts, and no checks. Please have all gifts and donations in by Monday, Dec. 18. All donations/gifts should be dropped off in room 202. On Wednesday, Dec. 20, a few NHS members and I will deliver the gifts to St. Joseph's Orphanage.
Please let me know if you have any questions.
Thanks for all of your support.