The Giving Tree: Offering the gift of HOPE

Staff members for the HOPES program are (left to right): Donna Pippal, Darcy Sisson, Gaylean Rutherford, Alexis Morgan. Not pictured is Denise Schumacher.

If there’s any time of year that offers the opportunity for hope, it’s Christmas. 

                Alexis Morgan, and the entire staff of the HOPES program of Wright County, are looking for individuals or families who would like to help give the gift of HOPE to a child in our county this holiday season. 

                A Giving Tree has been placed in the lobby of the Public Health office, located at 115 1st Street SE, in Clarion.  You are invited to simply stop in and select a tag from the tree.  Your gift(s) may then be returned, by Monday, Dec. 9, to the Public Health office.  Please have your gift placed in a gift bag with the original tag you selected from the tree attached.

                If a business or organization would like to adopt an entire family, you may do so by contacting Morgan directly at 515-532-3461.  The same return date and instructions apply.

                “We are trying to extend the Christmas spirit throughout Wright County,” said Morgan.

                HOPES (Healthy Opportunities for Parents to Experience Success) is a year-round program that offers support to parents who are in need of help, whether it be financial or emotional contributions.  The idea is not for long term assistance, but to help them learn a better way that they can make a better life for themselves and their family.