Jefferson County's annual holiday tree will be up soon in the atrium of the Administration & Courts Facility. The tree is also known as the giving tree for the tradition of gift tags with holiday gift wishes for some of Jeffco's less fortunate children. Clients from the local non-profits CASA and Jeffco’s Head Start program are the recipients of the generosity of Jeffco employees and citizens through this program sponsored by the Jefferson County Board of Commissioners.
The tree is scheduled to be up in the atrium on Thursday, Nov. 17. Approximately 300 tags will adorn the tree. If you are able, please pick a tag or two off of our tree and join others in giving a child a happier Christmas. Gifts do not need to be large or fancy. Some of these children are only asking for a winter coat or bed sheets. Be sure to return the unwrapped gift, with the tag attached, to the commissioners’ office no later than 5:00 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 9. If you did take a tag but are not able to purchase a gift, please return it to the tree as soon as possible so that no child is left without a gift.
November 18 – Tags will be hung on the tree in the atrium
December 9 - Gifts due to the Commissioner’s Office (5th floor)
Donated gifts will benefit the children served by these local programs:
CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) - The CASA volunteers serve as independent investigators and advocates for abused and neglected children in Jefferson and Gilpin Counties. Children with a CASA volunteer are half as likely to spend time in long-term foster care. The gifts are for these children. Jefferson County Head Start – A no-cost, comprehensive, child-focused and family-centered preschool program for children ages three to five. A range of individualized services are provided to eligible families who are at the 100 percent poverty level. Gifts are for children in Jefferson County’s Head Start Program.
Call 303-271-8504 with any questions about the Giving Tree.