City Connects Coordinator Erika Griffin spotted a holiday problem. She realized that a community partner who had provided gifts for needy children in the past could no longer do so.
To meet this need, Griffin reached out to a friend who helped ensure that a “Giving Tree” was placed in the financial aid department at Salem State University. The tree is made of tags that are each marked with the age and gender of a child in Salem’s public schools. Within a few days, Salem State staff members had chosen a tag and bought gifts for all the children.
Holiday problem solved.
This is just one of the many heart-warming ways that City Connects and our community partners work together to make sure students receive winter gear, books, and toys during the holiday season.
Enjoy the holidays! The blog will be back in January.