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November 7 @ 8:00 am - December 9 @ 12:00 am

THE GIVING TREE continues to bring smiles to youth and families at Christmas.   Since 1987 (30 years!), this community project has provided gifts to Clay County area youth, ages 0-18, from low income families.  In 2016, the lives of 232 youth (90 families) were provided with gifts for Christmas due to the generosity of the Vermillion community.


There are nine trees located in the Vermillion area including:  Ace Hardware, Hy-Vee, Little Italy’s, Nook ‘n Cranny, Pump ‘N Pack, Sanford Hospital, Vermillion Public Library, Wal-Mart and Whimps.  Each tree is decorated with tags listing several items the child would like for Christmas.  Tags are then selected, gifts purchased and returned, unwrapped with tag(s) attached, to any of the businesses listed above.  Each tree also has donation envelopes for those who would prefer to financially support but not purchase gifts.  Tags will be available beginning Thanksgiving week and due back December 9th.

The Theta Omega Chapter of ESA, in conjunction with the Salvation Army, would like to thank in advance all area organizations and individuals who generously support this very special Christmas project.


If your organization would like to participate, please email nielsonterri@gmail.com.  Monetary donations can be mailed to ESA- Giving Tree, PO Box 543, Vermillion SD  57069.


November 7 @ 8:00 am
December 9 @ 12:00 am


The Theta Omega Chapter of ESA


Vermillion, SD