Thanks to everyone who supported the Tree of Joy this past Christmas season. With your help, nearly 700 children received presents, plus an additional $2,100 in donations was collected. A special thanks to The Old Mill District and Hilton Garden Inn for the use of your facilities!
The Tree of Joy is a special project of the Salvation Army of Bend and the four Rotary Clubs of Bend, plus our three partner credit unions: Selco Credit Union, Mid-Oregon Credit Union, and OnPoint Credit Union.
Established to ensure that every child will experience the joy of Christmas by receiving gifts, the Tree of Joy has been in operation every year since 1984!
The Salvation Army screens and qualifies those who are eligible for participation, and a tag is then put on the Tree of Joy. Rotarians and other citizens of Bend then take the tag and purchase the desired gift or toy and bring it back to the Tree of Joy or one of the participating credit unions.