During the upcoming holiday season, Millbury Federal Credit Union will have a “Giving Tree” set up in their Main Office lobby at 50 Main Street.
The Virtual Giving Tree is a non-profit organization whose mission is to support our seniors in need. They raise awareness for our seniors in our local communities to help make their lives just a little bit easier. Given the limited resources at their disposal, there are many needs still currently being unfulfilled- common basic needs the rest of us may take for granted. The Virtual Giving Tree helps provide our senior community with things like household items, toiletries, and small luxuries. Additionally, besides just physical everyday necessities, the Virtual Giving Tree also helps to support senior activities and aids in meal programs to promote a healthy, active, and better quality way of living.
This worthwhile program originated by means of using social media to expand their reach to gain exposure for our seniors. The condition and struggles of our general elder population is epidemic, increasing in size as we all continue to age. It can only improve with awareness from each and every one of us reaching out to help one another.
Stop by MCU after December 1st and pick up a few “wish tags”. The wishes are varied, from shampoo to sweaters, playing cards to candy. Bring back your unwrapped gifts to the Credit Union and the volunteers from the Virtual Giving Tree will play Santa and deliver your gifts to our seniors. Help make their holiday a little bit brighter, as well as your own!