DUE TO SNOW WE WILL BE CLOSED TUESDAY
December 10, 2013
Tree of Joy 2013
The Gateway Mall opened its doors as the home of the first annual Tree of Joy in 2005. It started as a way to give back to the community by gathering holiday gifts for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. In its 8th year this has become a tradition that so many depend on and for some it is the only gift they will receive.
We expect that this year’s Tree of Joy will hang approximately 300 personalized wish tags from children and adults asking for simple things this holiday season. You hold the key to touching a life; please tell a child or adult you care by planning on going to the Gateway Mall and choose your Tree of Joy wish tag starting in November 23rd 2013 – December 16th 2013
Tree of Joy is located in the center of the mall. Unwrapped gifts can be dropped off in the mall at Northwest Beds and Maurice’s or taken directly to The Arc Lane County who organizes this event with the Gateway Mall office. The Arc is located at 4181 E Street Springfield, Please drop gifts no later than 12 pm December 16, 2013. Gifts will then be passed out by Santa at a private holiday lunch party on December 18th 2013.
Monetary donations are also needed and appreciated for gift purchase, our holiday party and associated programs.
THANK YOU for your support
For more information on how you can help contact Julianne Harris,
Director of Development
The Arc Lane County.
To make a donation to The Tree of Joy - click the donation button below.
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