Nov 30, 2015

FVCC Hosts Holiday Giving Trees for CASA Kids

CASA Giving TreeThe Flathead Valley Community College Service Learning Office is hosting three holiday giving trees to benefit Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA). The trees will provide the children CASA represents 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 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 & Technology Building and the Rebecca Chaney Broussard Center for Nursing and Health Science on the FVCC campus through December 11.


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 11.


For more information on the holiday giving trees, contact Wendy Jeschke at 756-3908. For more information about CASA, call 755-7208.