Giving Thanks

By Sarah Kurtzman, Treehouse Marketing & Communications

At Treehouse, we are fortunate to be blessed with one of the greatest gifts — the opportunity to give kids in foster care the happy holiday memories that we all remember and cherish from our youth.

As the retail frenzy of the holiday season commences this weekend, we’d like to take a moment to give thanks to the hundreds of volunteers who help us ensure that youth in foster care have the opportunity to pick out festive holiday clothes, comfy pajamas, and toys at the Wearhouse.  And that more than 5,000 youth across the state will have the excitement of unwrapping a gift with their name on the tag this December.  All of these messages of caring help kids in foster care feel loved and remembered, and give them the opportunity to build new happy holiday memories.


This week, we recognize the efforts of three incredible partners, Sleep Train, Macy’s, and Zillow, who teamed up to provide 785 items of warm winter clothing to the Wearhouse!

Macy’s generously opened their store early for an enthusiastic volunteer crew from Zillow who shopped ‘til they dropped selecting on-trend winter items, bagging them up, and filling the Treehouse van to maximum capacity. Sleep Train generously gave us $10,000 to spend on our shopping trip, and Macy’s offered their best discounts and deals and gave an additional gift stretching our shopping budget to $11,100! We can’t wait to get these items into our store.

Thank you to each of these groups for showing amazing teamwork and generosity, and for all of our volunteers who enable the Wearhouse to help thousands of kids facing grown-up challenges recapture their childhood.

Feeling inspired? There are many ways to volunteer and get involved this holiday season, even if you only have a few hours. We invite you to join us!  Check out our volunteer opportunities today.

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About the Author

Sarah Kurtzman is the Associate Director of Marketing and Communications for Treehouse. She is grateful for the opportunity to share the stories of Treehouse students, families, and generous supporters with the community.

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