The Giving Tree, an Advent project to assist those in need in our
community, has evolved over the years. We are enabling those who
wish to shop remotely two Target registries, with shipment made
directly to either UNC Horizons or Orange County Social Services.
Also, lists are provided for those who wish to shop in person.
We will be helping two community agencies this year.
The UNC Horizons Program is a substance-use treatment program
for pregnant and/or parenting women and their children, including
those whose lives have been touched by abuse and violence. It is a
program of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at UNC-Chapel
Hill. These young moms appreciate being able to choose
items from the donations we provide to select items for their children
and themselves. Of note, multiple copies of journals were requested
for the women to collect ideas on their recovery process.
Legos, train sets, magnetic tiles, board games, hot wheels, infant toys,
bath and body sets, diaper bags, rain coats, boots, umbrellas, wrapping
paper, arts and crafts kits: stencils, sweatshirts-adult, 2023 wall
UNC Horizons: 410 N. Greensboro Street, Suite 220, Carrboro NC 27510.
(Monday-Friday) COTC Liaison is Gail Cloud at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Orange County Social Services
Orange County Social Services will hold the annual holiday toy chest
program to provide gifts for low-income children birth through 18. More
families than ever are requesting help with gifts during this difficult time.
To be eligible for the Orange County Toy Chest, the family must be an
Orange County resident, currently receive SNAP (food stamps),
Medicaid or Healthchoice benefits.
This year, we hope to focus on children 6-12.
Orange County Social Services: 113 Mayo St., Hillsborough, NC
27278 (Monday-Friday) or NC Works Career Center at 100 Europa Dr.,
Suite 101, Chapel Hill
Items requested for children 6-12 and include: arts and crafts, dolls,
lotion/nails/body wash, purses/backpacks, board and card games,
balls, Legos, remote control cars, action figures, books, earbuds/
COTC Liaison Karen Taylor at email@example.com.
If you wish to donate a gift without using a registry, deliver
unwrapped gifts directly to the organization at the addresses above
or leave in church library. The deadline is December 11.