Holiday wishes will come true for some Utah County children and seniors in need, thanks to the University Mall Giving Tree.
Customers can select a paper ornament from the tree, which gives a child or senior’s name, age and needed items. The tree will be on display Nov. 26-Dec. 20. In 2000, nearly $500,000 in gifts were donated as part of the Giving Tree project.
“The ornaments seemed to disappear as quickly as we could put them on the tree,” says Monica Jensen, marketing assistant at the mall.
The event is also sponsored by Utah Valley Magazine, Mrs. Fields Cookies and KENZ radio station.