What is Light A Tree Light A Smile?
Light A Tree Light A Smile is a 501c-3 Non-profit organization created by Jamie Washington. Her goal is to bring smiles to children during the holiday season. There are thousands of kids that will not experience the joy of Christmas due to financial restraints and other unfortunate circumstances. Light A Tree Light A Smile is dedicated to providing decorations, lights and an artificial Christmas tree to less fortunate families.
Why did you start Light A Tree Light A Smile?
“I was raised by a single mother with four children. My mother did her very best to provide us with everything we needed and wanted. Even at her best there were times when she had to make a choice between getting us some of the things on our Christmas list or getting us a Christmas tree. As a child I always felt that even if I didn’t get all the things on my list the moments gathered with my family to decorate the tree made my Christmas complete. I started my organization so that we can help spread joy to families and homes by giving them a Christmas tree that they can share for years to come.”
How can Kontrol readers donate to Light A Tree Light A Smile?
Many business and community leaders are on board as well as hundreds of individuals. Communities are clearly excited and eager to see this project succeed. You can be apart of that excitement by supporting our youth with a donation of a new or gently used artificial Christmas Tree and/or decorations! Monetary donations to Light A Tree Light A Smile will go towards purchasing the artificial Christmas trees and lights. Your donation will be acknowledged at the charity’s events and on the website (unless you prefer otherwise). If you have any questions regarding Light A Tree Light A Smile, the donation drop off locations or the fund management policy feel free to contact Jamie Washington at helpLatas@gmail.com or visit the website at www.lightatreelightasmile.com .