In the midst of the holiday sales season, we also want to recognize this growing national movement focused on giving back to the community and fostering the holiday spirit. At Livescribe, we work with the Bay Area-based Family Giving Tree, an amazing organization which identifies families and kids in need, asks them what they truly want, then distributes cards to local companies with the child’s first name and the type of gift that would make this a joyous holiday.
Sometimes it’s a new coat or school backpack, sometimes it’s a teddy bear or Legos. Employees then buy that gift, attach it to the card, and the item is distributed to the identified family. They also work year-round to share backpacks full of school supplies to underserved children.
Family Giving Tree is a Bay Area organization, but they take donations from all over the world. Follow them on Twitter @FGTweets, or check out their site at http://www.familygivingtree.org/
Hope your holiday is full of wonderful gifts and giving!