The Flathead Valley Community College Service Learning and AmeriCorps Office are hosting three holiday giving trees to benefit Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA). The trees will provide the children CASA represents with the opportunity to receive gifts they may not otherwise have been able to receive this holiday season.
CASA is a non-profit organization whose mission is to speak for the best interests of abused, neglected and abandoned children in the courts in order to provide those children with safe, permanent and nurturing homes. This year, there has been a steady increase in children entering foster care, and a gift card or a new, unwrapped toy, book, clothing item or other gift could make this holiday season just a little brighter for a child in foster care.
College students and employees and the general public are invited to donate gifts for those children in need whose ages range from infant to 18 years. The trees will be located in the foyers of Blake Hall, the Arts and Technology Building, and the Rebecca Chaney Broussard Center for Nursing and Health Science on the FVCC campus through December 9.
To make a donation, remove an ornament from one of the trees, and purchase an appropriate gift for the gender and age specified on the ornament. Attach the ornament to your unwrapped gift and return the gift to the Service Learning Office inside Blake Hall by December 9.
For more information on the holiday giving trees, contact Wendy Jeschke at 756-3372. For more information about CASA, call 755-7208.