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Did You Give a Gift to the Giving Tree? Here's Where It Went

The Rochester Area Neighborhood House Giving Tree project provided gifts for almost 500 children this year.

On Friday, inside the in Rochester, the families of 495 children who were helped by the project came to pick up their gifts and express their gratitude for those who have helped.

“Our project started in September with the clients applying,” Sharon Sutton, of the , said on Friday. “The outreach and the community support has been incredible, and I couldn’t have done this project without the volunteers.”

She added, “It’s been an incredible project.”

Char Kruse December 18, 2011 at 10:24 PM
about 20 yeqrs ago I asked Neighborhood house for some help with groceries, they wanted me to come in at a certain time, I had just started a job and was working at the time they wanted me to come in, The person on the phone said "well if you can't come in then you don't need help" To this day I( will not contribute to neighborhood house!
Susan M. December 19, 2011 at 10:50 AM
I am sorry that you choose to judge an entire organization by a comment made by 1 individual 20 years ago. Rochester Area Neighborhood House helps hundreds of households, not just at Christmas, but throughout the year. Yes, things aren't always going to be perfect and unfortunately they will not be able to help everyone according that that person's desires, but they ARE a valuable resource for our community.
Rose December 20, 2011 at 04:58 AM
I am very grateful that they have this available. I am a single mom on disability with 3 children. There were some years when this was the only way my children were able to get gifts. It is awesome that they are now also giving gifts to single moms. My son asked me if I was bad one year because I didn't purchase anything for myself to put under the tree, so he thought Santa put me on the naughty list. They are a Blessing to many people, and I for one am Thankful!

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