Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Visit Tree To Fulfill A Child's Dreams.(Editorial Page)


In the middle of Coronado Center mall stands a tall spruce tree decorated with the wishes and dreams of Albuquerque children who might not receive any material gifts for the holidays this year.

If you are moved with the spirit of giving, but unsure how to help a needy child, the "Giving Tree" is covered with little cards that wash away the anonymity of holiday donations with the first names, ages, shoe and clothing sizes of real children who have literally pinned their hopes to the branches of the tree.

They hope for dolls or books, skateboards or bicycles; they need clothing. Together, the gifts from the giver will warm a child, body and spirit. …

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