Giving Tree Helping those in Need in Langlade County

By: Clare Kaley Email
By: Clare Kaley Email

It may be hard to believe, but you only have 7 more weekends to get your Christmas shopping done. But some families need your help to put presents under the tree.

All across Langlade County there are giving trees. Each tree has the name of a child who's parents may not be able to afford Christmas presents. Residents can pick up a name and buy presents listed on that card and return the gifts by December 13th.

The woman who organizes the project says she know how these families feel, all too well.

"When I was 12," explained organizer, Katie Clay, "my family needed help. The sisters here at the hospital in town found a family that helped our family. The following year, my brothers and I used babysitting money, paper route money... and we helped a family."

Katie says after helping as a teen, she wanted to continue the project and expand it across the county. The trees are still being put up.

You may also give a monetary donation if you wish. Katie asks checks be made to The Giving Tree and be mailed to:

216 South Virginia Street
Antigo, WI

Stop by a giving tree at any of these locations:

Antigo Chamber of Commerce
Antigo Complete Dental Center
Anytime Fitness
Aspirus Clinic - Elcho
Banner Band
The Blue Awning
BMO Harris Bank
Brickner's of Antigo
Calvary Lutheran
Cornerstone Chiropractic & Wellness
Cost Cutters
CoVantage Credit Union
Cuts with Class - Elcho
Faith United Church of Christ
Family Video
Fantastic Sam's
First Merrit Bank
Holy Family Catholic Church - Elcho
Lakeside Pharmacy
Langlade Hospital
Nail Depot
NTC Antigo
Parson's of Antigo
Peace Lutheran Church
Pevlaz Hair Salon
Schroeder's Gifts
Smart Style
St. Hyacinth's Parish
St. John's Parish - Polar
St. Wensel's Parish
Taco John's
Thrivent Financial-Gary Kieper
Trends Hair Salon
Trio Hair Salon
United Methodist Church
Vickie and the Vets
Volm companies, Inc.
Waukesha Bearings Corp.
Waves of Change Hari Salon
Wetzel-Rasmussen Counseling - Elcho

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