‘Giving Tree’ program to benefit local LGBT groups

BTL Staff
By | 2006-12-07T09:00:00-04:00 December 7th, 2006|Entertainment|

FERNDALE – Many people would like to remember a gift for their favorite non-profit organization during the holiday season, but don’t have time to call around and find out what the organizations need.
Never fear – Just4Us is here with “The Giving Tree” to make remembering the Metro Detroit area’s LGBT organizations that much easier.
“We are a gay lesbian community based store and we give back to the community every year. This is just an opportunity for our customers to also give back to the community” said Just4Us owner Kevin Rogers.
This year the Triangle Foundation, the Ruth Ellis Center, the Midwest AIDS Prevention Project and Metropolitan Community Church will benefit from the annual giving drive. Just4Us has sponsored the program for three years.
Participating organizations have given Just 4Us a wish list of necessities ranging from boxes of pens to warm gloves. Each wish list item is written on a gift tag and placed on The Giving Tree. Donors take a tag from the tree, purchase the item or items and return them to Just4Us, which will deliver the gifts to the non-profits. All gift purchases are tax-deductible.
“The generosity of organizations and businesses like Just4Us make it possible for us to serve our community,” said Triangle Foundation Executive Director Jeffrey Montgomery. “We’re especially grateful that Kevin and his staff have found such a fun way to help us acquire the small but necessary items that otherwise eat up our budget.”
Just4Us is located at 211 West Nine Mile Road in Ferndale. For more information on The Giving Tree, call (248) 547-5878 or visit www.just4usmi.com. The Giving Tree will be up and decorated with “Wish List” items through Dec. 23.

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