Mayor John Cranley and his wife Dena
introduced the City Hall Giving Tree program on Tuesday.
The program will benefit a different
social service agency each year. This year's participant is the Drop Inn
How it works: The Holiday Tree in the lobby of City Hall
will be decorated with paper bells. The back of each bell will list an item
that the Drop Inn Center is in need of. Those who wish to participate will
select a bell, purchase the listed item for donation, and place the item under
the City Hall Holiday Tree.
Mayor John Cranley credits the idea to
"Luckily for this city, my
wife said ‘why don't you do something with the tree in City Hall this year and
we'll actually give back to the community?' She decided to introduce the tree
that we normally have here at City Hall and turn it into a Giving Tree where
people can pull something off and help give back to the community," says
"We're really excited about this opportunity to give back to
Cincinnati," says Cincinnati's First Lady. "We're going to plan on doing this
Each item must be placed under the
tree by the close of business on December 20, 2013. All of the donated items
will be delivered to the Drop Inn Center on December 23, 2013.
will be listed on the bells include tooth brushes, tooth paste, shampoo,
deodorant, laundry detergent, winter hats and gloves, scarves, gift cards to
Kroger and canned goods. Those wishing
to donate directly to the Drop Inn Center can do so by mail at 217 West 12th
Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202 or online at dropinn.org.
Tuesday, April 20 2010 11:21 PM EDT2010-04-21 03:21:00 GMT
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