'Giving by gifting' tree returns to provide Christmas cheer

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'Giving by gifting' tree returns to provide Christmas cheer

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Christmas tree with tags and decorations in shop

The Guthrie Bowron team have been co-ordinating the Christmas pledging tree for the last nine years. The successful initiative returns this November and December. Members of the public are invited to get into the spirit of giving and place a gift under the tree this year for a local family or individual in need.


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How does the Pledging Tree work?

Visit the team at Guthrie Bowron on Joan Gaskell Drive and choose an anonymous recipient(s) from the tags on the Christmas tree. The tags range in age groups from the very young to the elderly, singles, couples and families. You are welcome to pick one that suits you. 

  1. Choose a pledge tag off the tree (let the team know what one you've taken)
  2. Buy and wrap your gifts
  3. Return your gifts to the Christmas tree by December 18th
  4. Enjoy the warm feeling you get! 

We had such a wonderful response last year from the community. We really hope that you can support us and the whanau in the community again this year. We really appreciate all the help and support that you give us at this time of year. We look forward to seeing you in store soon.

Jody Costello, Store Manager Guthrie Bowron Whitianga

What to buy for your pledge?

If you are looking for gift ideas for your pledge, the All About Whitianga team have done the hard work for you and have a comprehensive list of ideas. You can get some inspiration by reading our article ‘100+ inspiring gift ideas for shopping in Whitianga this Christmas’. See the link to this article below. 

Whitianga Families in need

Whitianga Community Services Trust will again distribute the gifts and food hampers to local Whitianga families in need the week before Christmas. Please contact the Whitianga Community Services Trust if you would like to make a food donation.

Related Links

Guthrie Bowron WhitiangaGUTHRIE BOWRON WHITIANGA - Home Decorating SpecialistsWhitianga Community Services Trust100+ inspiring gift ideas for shopping in Whitianga this Christmas

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