Giving Tree Miracles
This year the Giving Tree provided for over 22 families and 31 children. Thank you to Girl Scout Troop 00519 for setting up the tree, creating the ornaments, and setting up Hollywood Elementary’s icon for holiday generosity. We have an amazingly supportive family here at Hollywood Elementary School. Every single one of our children participating in the Giving Tree program this year received gifts including new toothbrushes and toothpaste, courtesy of Hollywood families and Bridgman Family Dentistry. Also, each child will receive personal hygiene products, a new shirt or sweatshirt and of course, a new toy, to brighten their holiday break. We want to express gratitude to our elementary school family for teaching our kiddos about generosity and compassion, as they extended grace towards others at this holiday time. We would like to thank St. John’s Lutheran Church, Farmer’s Insurance, Anytime Fitness of Stevensville, Anchor Church of God and Lakeside Church for their support of our Hollywood families as well. New this year, is the addition of “Mrs. Claus Bucks.” Mrs. Godush shared her time and talents by baking pies for Thanksgiving and all proceeds went to supplying all children participating in the Giving Tree Program, $10 in Santa Bucks to use at this year’s Homemade Holiday Shop. Philanthropy is sharing of your “Time, Talent and/or Treasures.” It truly takes a village to raise children. I am honored to be a part of such a great community. Thank you all. Happy Holidays!