Aspire of WNY is pleased to provide the 2021 Spirit of Giving program information (Please note, we have made a name change, this program was formerly known as The Giving Tree). Spirit of Giving (The Giving Tree) is an income and resource-based program intended to support individuals who may need assistance providing a holiday for themselves and/or their families.
- The recipient’s entire family may be included on the application, however, only family members that live under the same roof as the recipient may be included.
- There is no age limit for recipients.
**This year we are extending eligibility to the first TWENTY-FIVE Individuals (and their families) who are currently eligible for services with OPWDD but are not required to receive services from Aspire of WNY!
- This will be first come first serve with no exceptions.
We greatly appreciate your cooperation to limit your applicants to those that meet these criteria! In order to be considered in the 2021 Spirit of Giving, applications must be received by Tara no later than Monday, November 1st (email to firstname.lastname@example.org).
Finally, we would just like to highlight that the expectation of this program is that Care Coordinators submitting applications must arrange an appointment with Tara to pick up the gifts, and to also be prepared to deliver gifts to those individuals/families they have identified. We GREATLY appreciate this assistance to ensure recipients receive their gifts before the holidays!
Forms can be downloaded at