As a result of many generous donations, this year’s Giving Tree of Hope campaign focusing, where possible, on Mental Health was very successful! The total donations were $4,057.88, divided evenly this amounts to $1352.63 for each of the three non-profit organizations.
The three organizations that were chosen this year were:
Local – the Kamloops Canadian Mental Health Association,
National – The 50+ Club, reaching out to isolated seniors through Our Place Society in Victoria (from the UCC Gifts With Vision Catalogue, https://giftswithvision.ca/ )
International – Plant an Olive Tree in Palestine (from the UCC Gifts with Vision Catalogue).
A huge THANK YOU to everyone who was able to donate this year, and to Global’s Jan Vint who hand-crafted 290 beautiful ornaments for folks to hang on their own Christmas trees.
For more than 20 years the KUC Global and Community Action Ministry has organized the Advent Giving Tree Initiative to help the congregation give – to the wider Kamloops community, nationally, and around the world. If you would like to be involved in this or other Global initiatives please contact the KUC office at 250-374-3020, or Chair George Johnson (firstname.lastname@example.org).