For over 25 years, Aspire of WNY has been making the holiday wishes of those we support come true through our Giving Tree Program; last year this program became the Spirit of Giving program.

Every year, during the holiday season, we call on our community to help us identify the individuals and families supported by Aspire of WNY, living in the community, that would otherwise not be unable to provide a holiday for themselves or their families (we support everyone living in the household of the supported individual).

For the first time last year, and again this year, we extended the eligibility for this program to the first 25 individuals receiving OPWDD services in WNY and their families who applied for support but did not receive a service from Aspire of WNY. All these gifts are shopped for and/or supported by generous friends inside and outside of Aspire.

This year, we have overwhelming needs within our Aspire of WNY community and currently have more than 60 families who need support for the holidays from Spirit of Giving.

If you would like to adopt/support a family, please email jastridge@aspirewny.org and she will coordinate those efforts.

Thank you!