Caring Tree Program
Sauk Prairie Caring Tree Program is entering its 19th year!
Businesses and organizations along with residents in the Sauk Prairie community are invited to become an integral part of this project. Instead of area Churches, schools, businesses and service clubs working independently to reach individuals and families in need of assistance during the holiday season, the “Caring Tree” attempts to fulfill all needs and prevent duplication.
The “Caring Tree” goal is to provide food gift cards, clothing and gifts for the elderly, families and children.
Businesses, organizations, and Churches within the Sauk Prairie area erect a Holiday Tree that volunteers “decorate” with gift tags of requested and needed items. Individuals wishing to participate remove a tag from a tree, purchased the desired gift and place it back under the same holiday tree unwrapped. Volunteers pick up donated gifts weekly and transport them to a central location and Santa’s elves work to assemble gifts for needy families. Distribution of the gifts to families will be the week before Christmas.
Gift tags will be distributed with a tree if a business needs one around the 8th of November. Final dates to be determined by the volunteer committee. Our program reaches over 700 local families, disabled, and elderly in and around the Sauk Prairie Community.
Families can complete the application and return it to St. Vincent de Paul, 815 19th Street, Prairie du Sac, Wi 53578 for the 2017 program.