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Friday, December 14, 2012

Roosevelt Island Giving Tree For The Children Of Rockaway Community and Family Head Start School At Trellis Restaurant - Help Make A Happier Christmas and Holiday Season For Some Children

Have you heard about the Roosevelt Island Giving Tree for the Children of the Rockaways at the Trellis restaurant?

Karine Wong, who organized Roosevelt Island Hurricane Sandy donations and deliveries to the Rockaway, explains:
As the holiday season is upon us, let us stop to reflect and be thankful for all that we have.

We are so very fortunate to live in a community that cares so much. As is witnessed on a weekly basis, with your donations and giving hearts.

Join us as we celebrate the Giving Tree.

Image From Karine Wong

We have been reaching out to the Community and Family Headstart Program in Far Rockaway. They service 3 to 5-year-old children and their families. Some are special-needs and all have been deeply affected by Hurricane Sandy.

At this time we would ask our loving community to buy an extra gift while you are out and about doing your holiday shopping. Can you spend an extra $10-$15 to buy a gift for a young boy or girl? If so, come by the Trellis at any time and pick an ornament from the Giving Tree!

Image From Karine Wong

The ornaments will have a description of a child, boy or girl ages 2 to 4, 4 to 6, etc. After purchasing the gift, wrap it up and place the tag back on the package so we know who to deliver it to!

Image From Karine Wong

We ask that you bring your donations back to the Trellis and place it under the tree and we will collect it just before our delivery on December 24th.

We wish you all a most wonderful holiday season!

Please note that you do not have to come into the Trellis to eat and/ or drink. The tree will be there through the season and all you need do is pop in, snag a tag and be on your way! However, if you have a moment, why not sit a spell for a cup of hot cocoa or some soup to warm your bones! The Trellis has been VERY generous to us as we make our weekly collections!

Again, Happy Holidays and Thank You for all you have done and continue to do! 
Ms. Wong adds:
We are really lacking 3-5 years old presents boys and girls and we have 120 of them to cover.

We will be delivering the presents on monday morning before the school closes for the winter break

Anyhow we will still collect until the 24 so anything coming after monday will be given to the siblings
More on Roosevelt Island volunteer donations to the Rockaways Community and Family Head Start School from previous posts. Donation collections continue every Sunday morning between 8-9 AM in front of PS/IS 217 for delivery to the Rockaways on Monday.