The Galway Giving Tree Initiative
Over the Christmas period Yeats College was proud to particiapte in The Galway Giving Tree Initiatave. The Galway Giving Tree is a programme that works in conjunction with Galway businesses to collect Christmas gifts for underprivileged children and adults here in Galway who would otherwise go without.
The Galway Giving Tree partners with local social service agencies to gather the Christmas ‘wishes’ of needy children and adults. We then printed the “wishes” onto gift tags. We hung the gift tags from Christmas Trees located in our foyer where they were accessible to the teachers and students.
We were delighted with the response from both students and teachers. This initiative added to the festive cheer in our school. It is important during this festive season that we all look deep into our hearts and minds and seek the true spirit of Christmas. The epidemic consumerism of our times can mask the essence of this special time of year. Kindness and respect for each other that is what Christmas is about. The Galway Giving Tree helped us all to realize the true spirit of Christmas.
This is simple programme that makes a big difference to a child and their family. Yeats College donated over 140 gifts this year.