For the second year in a row, our Medford Oregon Service Center helped Jackson County Foster Kids’ Christmas wishes come true with a Wish Tree. 

Wishing tree at the start of the gift drive. The wishes were simple, and some were heart -wrenching; winter clothes, a doll, a small soft stuffed animal, matching hat and gloves for winter, a warm coat.

 Last year our customers and Associates were able to fulfill 55 wishes, and this year the goal was to help make 60 wishes come true. Thankfully, between our wonderful customers and Associates, we were able to fulfill all 60 of those wishes!  

How wonderful for us to be  in a position to provide these small things that mean so much! One of the wishes was for a 2-year old little girl that needed a toddler bed set, including sheets, blanket and pillow. The customer who fulfilled that wish went a step further and embroidered her name on the blanket! 

Thank you to everyone who  helped make these wishes come true!

 

The picture at the top of the page features the Wish Tree with all the gifts collected, and the lower image shows the Wish Tree at the beginning of the gift drive.

 

by   Lisa Clarkson

NCE Associate & DOTP Champion