Last year the WaFed giving tree brought in many gifts for needed families for  Christmas. Let's hope this years donated gifts brings as much joy.  -Photo by Ken Stern
Last year the WaFed giving tree brought in many gifts for needed families for Christmas. Let's hope this years donated gifts brings as much joy. -Photo by Ken Stern

Christmas joy for dozens of families here has been assured thanks to strong support for a pair of local holiday giving tree projects, one coordinated by La Conner Kiwanis and Edward Jones Investments, the other by La Conner Soroptimists and WaFd Bank. 

Edward Jones and WaFd customers returned armloads of packages after selecting children’s gift wish tags from holiday trees on display in the offices of the two La Conner businesses.

The Kiwanis Annual Toy Drive is underway. The office of Edward Jones in La Conner, 708 E Morris Street, is again participating, providing a tree for the tags. These tags are for children in La Conner and list their age and items requested to help supporters with shopping. The tags have been provided by agencies who have identified the families in need. The first batch of wrapped gifts need to be back to the Edward Jones office by Dec. 13. 
WaFd bank is again teaming with La Conner Soroptimists to sponsor a giving tree. 

The branch on Morris Street has a Christmas tree in its lobby. Get a tag for a child’s gift from the tree and bring the gift back and put it under the tree by Dec 21.

The Soroptimists will deliver the presents along with gift cards to the families. 

Your generosity will make it a brighter Christmas for  struggling families in our area.