The Big Brothers Big Sisters of Nevada County Wishing Tree is up, and this year it is located at the SPD store in Nevada City next to the cards section. Last year it was in SaveMart. Executive Director Dena Valin says people are encouraged to go to the store and select as many of the hanging ornaments as you want. Each ornament has one little’s wish list printed on it.
“You take the ornament with you, and what we ask you to do is to just buy only one of the items on that wish list for that little brother or sister, bring it back to SPD and drop it off in the box next to SPD and we go and collect them every day.”
Valin says the one gift can make a big difference.
“It’s actually really, really important because a lot of our families right now are struggling, so many of our kids this may be the only present that they receive and that’s the sad truth for many of our families.”
They ask that gifts be purchased and returned unwrapped to the SPD market in Nevada City by Monday December 5th, Kids will be getting their gifts at a Holiday Party on December 11th.