How do I set up a "Giving Tree" at work this winter?
June 20, 2014 10:21 AM Subscribe
I'm on the Corporate Social Responsibility team at work, and one of the things I'd really like to do this winter is a "Giving Tree", where people can choose a gift to buy for a stranger in tough times. Have you done this? Can you help me figure out how to make it happen?
posted by greenish to Grab Bag (8 answers total)
So here's how I'm thinking it might work:
- Reach out to a local homeless shelter/children's home and try to find one that would like to take part
- Ask them for a list of first names and gift requests
- Post the list on our intranet, and get people to contact me if they want to fulfil a request
- Collect gifts by a certain date and organise delivery to the shelter/home.
Have you done anything like this? Can you offer me any advice/warnings/tips?
Data: I'm in London. My office contains several hundred people and has a reasonably progressive attitude to charity and fundraising.