Jon Johnson Photo/Gila Herald: It’s the last week to fulfill wish tags from the annual Pima Christmas Wish Tree. This year includes two youth trees and, for the first time, a senior citizen tree, shown here at left.
By Jon Johnson
PIMA – Have you ever received a Christmas present from your grandmother of a pack of socks? Now imagine you were truly grateful to have received that present.
That is the harsh reality for a number of families during this Christmas season of giving, and the Pima Wish Tree aims to not only provide the basic necessities these youth are hoping to receive but also a special toy or too, after all, it is Christmas.
There are two youth Wish trees at Pima Town Hall this year and they are joined for the first time by a senior “Elder” tree that has the wishes of some of our senior citizens who could also use some assistance and perhaps a special gift or two.
The wish tags are on the trees at Pima Town Hall and can be taken by those who wish to fulfill them for the rest of this week through Thursday, Dec. 12, by visiting during the operating hours of 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. The tags list a few necessities and the sizes the child wears, as well as a gift request.
If you are able to help provide a little Christmas cheer, the town of Pima asks that you wrap the gifts listed on a wish tag and return it to Pima Town Hall to be placed under the trees by Monday, Dec. 16, at 2 p.m. The town will then deliver the presents to the youth and the elderly.
As community members, let’s show how much Christmas spirit we have and make sure no wish tag goes unfulfilled this holiday season.