The Giving Tree is an annual project of Leadership Douglas County Alumni devoted to continuing the tradition of giving back to the Douglas County community. What started as a small group of alumni in one Douglas County community has now expanded county-wide and become the signature project of the LDC Alumni Association. The group’s philosophy is, “Citizens of Douglas County coming together to give back to those in need in Douglas County.”
The activities organized by The Giving Tree provide one of the LDCA’s major objectives to serve as a repository for social service and non-profit needs that have a direct impact on the Douglas County community.
The Giving Tree conducts an annual food drive in March/April, partnering with local Safeway Stores with the support of American Furniture Warehouse. Donations go to the Douglas Elbert Task Force food bank, the recipient of over 100, 000 pounds of food in the drive’s first six years. The Giving Tree has a second annual project, which is a school supply drive in conjunction with the Douglas County Education Foundation to make sure all students return to school ready to learn.
Click here to see pictures from the 2015 Food Drive!
You can help!
- Distribute posters to area businesses
- Collect Donations the day of the drive at a Safeway location
- Donate food or cash on collection day
- Pass along this information to your friends and co-workers for donations and volunteer opportunities
- Help the Steering Committee by printing posters or grocery lists
If you have any questions, please contact Taylor Goertz at
tcgoertz at comcast.net or 303-907-6429.
Please visit The Giving Tree on Facebook for more information.