WHO WE ARE:
The Virtual Giving Tree is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization whose mission is to support our seniors in need all year long. We raise awareness in our local communities for our seniors, with several initiatives, to help make their lives just a little bit easier to help fill some of the gaps that are lacking.
WHAT WE DO:
We support seniors in the everyday areas where they are currently struggling. Given the resources at their disposal, there are essentials still currently being unfulfilled in their daily lives with common basic needs the rest of us may take for granted.
The Virtual Giving Tree helps provide our senior community with things like household items, toiletries, and clothing needs. Additionally, besides just physical everyday necesities, The Virtual Giving Tree is also helping to support senior activities and aiding in meal programs to promote a healthy, active, and better quality day to day lifestyle.
WHY ARE WE HERE?
When you think about all the Seniors Citizens in our towns and communities struggling, it can seem overwhelming that one person can make a difference..the issues are too big to know where to start...
A lot of what our seniors struggle with are basic needs-food, medications, toiletries, clothing...items most of us take for granted.
If money starts getting tight for you or I, we have the option to change jobs or get a second one.
For our seniors, they are trapped.
Programs and Government funding are getting cut everyday!
TUGGING OUR HEARTS:
When we saw what seniors were asking for from Santa during our very first event, we knew there were major breakdowns in our system.
One gentleman asked for a bag of apples (fruits and vegetables are too expensive for them), one woman asked for a new wall phone (which was less than $6 at Target!). We continue to receive wishes for the simplest of needs on a regular basis. Items like Fixodent, peanut butter crackers, stamps, and batteries.
And the list goes on and on!
How is this happening
The Virtual Giving Tree is currently in many communities in Massachusetts and growing!
HOW FAR WE REACH:
Our GIVERS support our seniors from both near and far. With the global reach of social media, The Virtual Giving Tree is able to connect across many continents to make our senior's wishes come true.