A Christian Outreach group in Tucson, Arizona called the Giving Tree Outreach Program desperately needs our prayers. This charity, directed by Libby Wright has been taking care of orphans and the homeless in Tucson for almost twenty years. Unlike many other groups who attempt to help these classes of people, the Giving Tree has succeeded in doing their work without one penny of government money.
Here is the mission statement for the group:
“The mission of The Giving Tree Outreach Program is to support and improve the quality of life for children, families, elderly and disabled individuals. The Giving Tree is a faith-based organization committed to being an instrument in breaking the cycle of poverty, homelessness, and abuse in this community of disadvantaged and underserved individuals. This is accomplished through distribution of hot meals, food boxes, and clothing, tutoring mentoring, transportation, referrals, and providing a residence for homeless and transitional children to allow them an opportunity to experience a secure and enduring family home.”
Unlike many community outreach programs in other cities, the citizens of Tucson are very involved with and support the Giving Tree in what it is doing. The level of community involvement has allowed the program to grow and develop more and newer programs for the disadvantaged and homeless. Here are the eleven main programs that make up the Giving Tree Outreach Program:
On March 1 of this year in a senseless act of hate, the new facility that was to open a week later to house many of the programs as well as another residential facility was burned down by an arsonist. Although the building had insurance, the supplies inside did not. Here is a note from the Giving Tree:
As you may have learned, the Giving Tree’s future home on Rosemont was lost due to arson. This building was to be home for many of the programs operated by The Giving Tree such as our recently formed Children’s Choir, as well as a distribution center for food boxes, and shelter for families. If you wish to help us replace the items that were destroyed in the fire, your financial contribution would be appreciated. Although this catastrophe is devasting, we are thankful that there were no lives lost. We can only imagine there are bigger and better things in store for us. Your prayers and support truly help to ease this burden.Click here for videos
I highly encourage you to check out their website at:http://thegivingtreeoutreach.org/index.html
There are many groups attempting to make a difference in this country, but none are so pure and successful as The Giving Tree Outreach Program. I certainly highly recommend this group and its director Libby Wright. Any help would be greatly appreciated by them. Thank You.
Giving Tree Outreach Program
Libby Wright Director
4888 E. Broadway Blvd.Tucson, AZ 85711