Thanks to the generosity and kindness of this community, even during this difficult year, the 2020 Wishing Tree program was able to provide gifts for 108 children in Churchill County.
The 2020 Wishing Tree program accepted applications this fall from families meeting income and residency requirements who wanted help in providing for their kids this holiday season.
The Wishing Tree program is possible due to the combined volunteer efforts of the CC Communications Independent Telecommunications Pioneer Association, Churchill County Social Services and community members lending a helping hand. Gifts were distributed at the fairgrounds on Dec. 22, just in time for Santa's elves to wrap them for the little ones.
Wishing trees were placed in various locations around the community this month and those wanting to help pulled a child’s “ornament” from the tree for basic information like age, gender and clothing size to aid in their shopping.