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Vote for Your Favorite Tree and Support Local Charities

Spread some holiday cheer and vote for your favorite tree decorated by local non-profit organizations.

The Geneva History Center's temporary gallery is filled with Christmas cheer, displaying 17 Christmas trees decorated by local charities. Our fourth annual Giving Trees display originated from board member Mary Bencini as a way to partner with other non-profits, assist with conveying their mission, raise some needed funds, and celebrate the holidays.

I encourage you to vote for your favorite tree and spread some holiday cheer.  Every dollar = one vote. Votes can be made here at the History Center or on our website with a photo of each tree and a link to paypal.

2011 Giving Tree Organizations

Association for Individual Development

Conley Outreach Community Services

Ecker Center for Mental Health

Elderday Center

Fox Valley Volunteer Hospice

Geneva Academic Foundation

Geneva Green Market

Geneva Kiwanis Club

Geneva Park District

Girl Scouts of the USA

Hearts of Hope

International Organization of Good Templar

Marklund

Mothers Club of Geneva

NAMI DKK

Salvation Army Golden Diner

Zellmer Childhood Disease Foundation

We will announce the winning tree at 4 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 28, at the . The top prize gets 100 percent of the "votes" earned for their charity and the others split their votes with the Geneva History Center.

The Giving Trees exhibition is free and open to the public from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, and from noon to 4 p.m. Sundays through Dec. 18.

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