One way to give to those less fortunate this holiday season is through the City of Edmonds-sponsored Giving Trees.
Each tree is decorated with tags bearing the names of a person in need. Just pull the tag and return the wrapped gift to City Hall or the Frances Anderson Center.
The tags are provided by Volunteers of America Western Washington and gifts will be donated to local children and adults who need your help to make this holiday season a little brighter.
Volunteers of America has been working to provide vital services to the most vulnerable in Western Washington since 1898. The organization has a history of effective and compassionate assistance such as food for the hungry, shelter for the homeless, youth development for at-risk children, help for adults with disabilities, and many other needs based community programs and services. Learn more about Volunteers of America here and other ways to get involved this holiday season.
The Frances Anderson Center is at 700 Main St. and Edmonds City Hall is at 121 Fifth Ave. N. Just select a tag from the tree, purchase and wrap a new gift, and return it to one of the Giving Tree sites by Dec. 13.
For more information, contact Sarah Cocker of Edmonds Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services — 425-771-0231.