Georgia United Credit Union collected a record 1,978 gifts for foster children during its annual Wish Tree Program this year.
The Wish Tree Program is one of Georgia United’s longest-running community service projects and one of its most successful. The program has donated a total of 23,081 gifts to multiple county Division of Family and Children Services offices and local charities during its tenure.
The credit union hosted its 27th Wish Tree Program to collect new toys and clothes for foster children through the local Division of Family and Children Services and similar organizations from Nov. 15 through Dec. 15. Individuals, schools and civic groups were invited to drop off gifts at one of Georgia United’s 19 branch locations.
“Georgia United would like to thank everyone who helped us collect a record 1,978 items including high-tech tablets, bicycles and many more to donate to foster children in our local communities this year,” according to a Georgia United press release.
All the gifts will be donated by Christmas.