By ALEXANDER WILLIS
For the entire month of December, the Spring Hill Police Department along with Spring Hill Fresh will be holding their annual Giving Tree event, a community gift-giving event supporting low-income children, veterans and the elderly.
The event provides gifts to those who otherwise might not be able to afford them, and allows those so inclined to sign up to donate a specific gift a child in need has requested; pajamas, stuffed animals, and everything in between. Participants may also sponsor an elderly individual or a veteran, and can browse those in need and their gift requests online by clicking here.
The cutoff date for sponsoring an individual is Dec. 12, after which there will be gift drop-off celebration at the Historic Ferguson Hall at the Tennessee Children’s Home from 2 to 7 p.m. on Dec. 14.
Those participating are asked to bring their gifts wrapped as well as tagged with the I.D. information of their particular sponsor during the drop-off celebration, ensuring the gifts are delivered properly.
For those who are unable to attend the drop-off celebration, gifts may also be donated either at the Spring Hill Police Department Headquarters located at 3636A Royal Park Boulevard, or the Spring Hill Fresh Office located at 2524 Depot Street.
The Giving Tree event has helped roughly 100 children each year, all in an effort to make sure every child wakes up on December 25 with gifts under the tree.