Photo by Rick LoBello
Once again Tree of Hopes, along with the Rotary Club of El Paso, are seeking donations for an upcoming drive to help needy families in the area.
With the support of Rotary Clubs in El Paso, Tree of Hopes plans to help needy families living in one of the poorest areas of the city along the Texas-New Mexico border with Mexico.
On December 22, 2018 Tree of Hopes is planning a special Christmas food and toy distribution project in far northwest Juárez near the Santa Teresa Bridge border crossing.
Last Christmas the group’s founder and Past President of the Rotary Club of El Paso, Rick LoBello, saw firsthand the great need so many people in this area experience when he helped the Comedor Aposento on Christmas Eve.
Volunteers distributed blankets and food baskets and toys donated by Service Systems and Associates Safari Outfitters gift shop at the El Paso Zoo.
This year Tree of Hopes is inviting friends, Rotarians and others who are interested to be a part of an expanded effort on December 22.
The organization needs help in raising funds to purchase food items and other items like toys and blankets.
Donations of toys, food items, clothes and blankets are also being accepted between now and December 20.
Seven West El Paso businesses have signed up to as drop off points for toys, blankets, coats and non-perishable items for the Tree of Hopes Christmas food and toy distribution project on December 22; The deadline to donate is December 20
Avila’s Mexican Food Restaurant, 6232 Mesa
Starbucks at Sunland Park and 6015 N. Mesa
Starbucks at Redd Road and I-10 West (5650 Desert Blvd)
AlphaGraphics, 6303 N Mesa St
CVS Pharmacy, 680 E Redd Road
Ardovino’s Pizza 2, 865 N Resler Dr M
Charlie Clark Nissan, 6451 S Desert Blvd.