According to a StarHerald.com report, Box Butte County RSVP volunteers were busily decorating a special Christmas tree recently, which may make the holidays brighter for nursing home residents in Nebraska. The annual Tree of Love project provides gifts for the elderly who cannot afford a gift or may not have any family, and the decorative tree this year was set up at the Bank of the West in Hemingford. Each ornament on the Tree of Love represents each of the 30 residents at the Hemingford Community Care Center (HCCC) and it contains the name of the resident and a gift idea for that person.
Local residents are invited to select a name from this unique tree and purchase a holiday gift for the individual, and gift buyers are encouraged to return the package by December 14. The charitable RSVP volunteers have also set up a Tree of Love in Alliance at Thiele Gifts & More. The tree in Thiele contains ornaments for the 106 residents at the Good Samaritan and Highland Park senior living facilities. Benevolent gift-givers are asked to return wrapped items to Thiele Gifts & More by December 7 for residents of Highland Park and by December 14 for Good Samaritan residents. Read the rest »