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'Tis the Season of Giving

posted by Katie Slade on Monday, November 13, 2017

To fulfill someone's holiday wish may not seem like much sometimes, but for someone who may not otherwise receive a gift, it's everything.  That single gift lets them know that someone in the community is thinking about them.  And honestly, is there any better feeling than giving the exact gift on someone's list and making their day? 

EPI's Giving Tree has been a tradition in our community for over 10 years, and just last year we were able to fulfill over 270 needs for individuals in our community!  With your support, we can ensure that no one's needs go unmet and everyone will have a gift to open for the holidays.

This year's Giving Tree event will begin Monday, November 20th and will run through Wednesday, December 13th.  The Giving Trees hold tags with modest needs such as winter coats, clothing, books, and more.  Giving Tree tags can be picked up EPI's Ansborough Office, Deery Center, and PDM Center starting November 20th.  You can also contact us through Facebook and we can send you a need electronically.  Or, visit to designate a monetary gift to the Giving Tree and we will do the shopping for you. 

We'd like to say a special thank you to the following businesses for supporting our mission and for hosting a Giving Tree this year. 

  • Ameriprise - Larry K. Fox & Associates
  • CBE Companies
  • Harrison Truck Centers
  • Waterloo Police Protection Association

You can be a part of the Giving Tree and bring joy to someone this holiday season.  If you have any questions about the Giving Tree, please feel free to contact us.  From all of us at EPI, we can't thank you enough for your generosity, and we wish you a happy and healthy holiday season!

About The Author

As the Executive Director of Exceptional Persons, Inc. (EPI), Katie believes in EPI's vision of - working together we will realize a future where all people are recognized and valued – encouraged and supported to live, work, and grow – in their communities. At EPI w ... read more