Giving Tree Success!

Thanks to your generosity, our BES & ECLC community were able to grant a total of 132 wishes!!! 😮

We can’t say it enough — we LOVE this town!!!

The level of community involvement and care for its citizens always leaves us in awe.

THANK YOU from the bottom of our hearts for all you did to make this Holiday Season a happy + special one for those families.

[A very special thank you to Tracey Gower + Jennifer Kai Chesno for helping to process, count, double count, + deliver the gifts! It’s a HUGE undertaking and we love you for doing it!!]

Giving Tree Gift Card Tags

The Giving Trees this year have many gift cards to Walmart and Market Basket left to be taken.

So, what’s with all the gift cards?

We have had several questions about why so many, why they aren’t associated with a specific child, and general feelings that maybe providing “just” a gift card doesn’t feel like enough.

First, any donation at all of any kind is always amazing! Please know that above all!

Second, the gift cards are for our community. During times of an unexpected hardship and emergency, the Elementary School and ECLC do their absolute best to ensure that the children have their basic needs met. (coats, shoes, food, etc)

The PTA recently found out that often means that a staff member (or members) use their own money to provide those needs as they come up. While that is a noble cause and one that we appreciate, the PTA felt that we could help to facilitate a program that would take some of that financial burden off of them.

Let’s face it, no one goes into teaching to become a millionaire! The gift card donations in ANY amount ensure that the school and the staff can continue to provide the necessary services without having to pay for it themselves.

So, those gift cards may seem small but their purpose is a noble and needed one! If you haven’t picked a tag yet, please consider picking a gift card tag. It will go a long way in a time of crisis when help is needed the most!!

Thank you!

Giving Tree Program

The Giving Trees are up in the entryways of both BES & the ECLC!

The Giving Tree program partners with other local non-profit organizations. Through those partnerships and your generosity, we are able to grant the wishes of local children and families this season.

Thank you to all the families that have already participated in the Giving Tree this year! I couldn’t believe my eyes when the wish tags were almost all gone already!

We have added lots more tags for additional wishes that need some help to come true. As always, we appreciate your generosity during this season of giving!

Gifts are due back to the school on Friday, December 1st.

If you would like to participate but are unable to come into the school, contact us at We can work together to find a wish for you and have the tag sent home with your student! We also accept monetary donations to fill those wishes that aren’t taken.