Help dec­o­rate fam­i­lies’ Christ­mas trees

Agen­cies will de­liver trees to 12 fam­i­lies af­ter Day of Giv­ing event.

Austin American-Statesman - - B METRO & STATE - By Ni­cole Vil­lal­pando nvil­lal­pando@states­man.com DEB­O­RAH CAN­NON / AMER­I­CAN-STATES­MAN Car­ing B

Christ­mas trees are coming to the 12 fea­tured fam­i­lies in the Austin Amer­i­can-States­man’s Sea­son for Car­ing pro­gram. Ev­er­green Farms in El­gin has do­nated 12 3-footto 4-foot-tall trees, which will be a per­fect size for many of the fam­i­lies who live in small homes or apart­ments.

Sea­son for Car­ing high­lights the needs of 12 fam­i­lies who were nom­i­nated by lo­cal non­profit agen­cies, but it helps hun­dreds of other fam­i­lies just like them through mon­e­tary do­na­tions and gifts of goods and ser­vices. Since Nov. 25, Sea­son for Car­ing has raised $63,697. Do­na­tions big and small from $10 to $3,000 have been re­ceived.

The Ev­er­green Farms trees will be at the Sea­son for Car­ing Day of Giv­ing hol­i­day party hosted by Whataburger, tak­ing place from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Satur­day at the Whataburger at 1501 S. In­ter­state 35, exit 251, in Round Rock.

Par­tic­i­pants can make do­na­tions, dec­o­rate or­na­ments to put on the trees and make Christ­mas cards for the fam­i­lies. Face paint­ing, a bounce house and a bal­loon artist will be on hand. And, of course, you can get a free pic­ture taken with Santa at the SUM photo booth. The first 50 peo­ple at the Day of Giv­ing get a free Whataburger.

Morn­ing ra­dio hosts Terri McCormick of Ma­jic 95.5 and Sara Os­burn of Mix 94.7 will both be broad­cast­ing from the event.

Af­ter the Day of Giv­ing, the agen­cies will de­liver the trees with a stand and in­struc­tions on how to care for the trees

Anali­cia Ro­drigues and her daugh­ters Anas­tashia (cen­ter) and Aleina will get a tree.

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