The Eugene Active 20-30 club is excited to once again be doing the Giving Tree at the Valley River Center. The Giving Tree is an annual project the club does to provide holiday presents for children that might otherwise not receive gifts this holiday season. Gifts include: clothing, toys, electronics, outdoor and sporting equipment, and much more.
The Giving Tree is still going strong! If you’d like to help make the holidays a little brighter for kids in Lane County, stop by Valley River Center and pick out an ornament this holiday season 2022.
In 2021, we proudly distributed more than 2,200 holiday gifts for children in our community!
Now, in our 21st year of Giving Tree, we are happy to continue this incredible tradition in partnership with Valley River Center. The trees in Valley River Center are located outside of the JC Penney mall entrance near the Cafe Aroma coffee shop.
For 2022, the tree will be up starting November 5th and gifts need to be returned by December 11th [extended deadline]. The preferred date for gifts to be returned is Friday, December 9th, but we are monitoring the bin throughout the weekend as we still have tags on the trees. This will give extra time for the community to shop and get to the mall to return the gifts.
This year, we will also be taking financial donations. Gifts typically range from $15-$30. If you or your company would be interested in donating, you can either:
Click below to Donate through our secure PayPal link
Mail checks to Eugene Active 20-30 Club, P.O. Box 365, Eugene, OR 97440. Please put “Giving Tree” in the check’s memo.
All donations will be used for additional presents for children in our community, and your donation will go a long way helping improve the holidays for local children. If you have any questions or would like to help with our goal of providing gifts for every child on our ornaments, please contact us!
2022 Giving Tree Co-Chair: Thomas Ball
2022 Giving Tree Co-Chair: Eve Deierling
If you are interested in signing up your children for Giving Tree, we take referrals for children’s gifts directly from the following agencies:
- Looking Glass
- Head Start
- Pearl Buck Center
- Relief Nursery
- The Child Center
- Willamette Family Treatment
- Kids’ FIRST
- Foster And Adoptive Parent Association
- Lane African American/Black Student Success
If you have been a client at any of these agencies, we recommend calling them and asking for their Giving Tree Coordinator. They may be able to add an additional tag for your children this holiday season!
If this is not the case, we suggest reaching out to the Lane County Toys for Tots. Their application process does not close until mid December.
For more information regarding the Giving Tree project, please fill out the form below. Thomas or Eve will respond within 24-48 hours.