Posted on 16 November 2022
The Tree of Wishes is a really nice library tradition that we'd love you all to be part of again this year. For pandemic-reasons we've not been able to do it the last couple of years, but the Tree is officially back and ready to go. York students and staff source presents for a charity, which then give them out to the people they support on Christmas Day. It's great.
We're working with YUSU's RAG charity partner IDAS, and there's more about them below - but first, here's how it works.
The tree is on floor 0 of the Morrell, and we'll be collecting gifts from now until mid-December.
The process works like this:
We know that this is a very tricky time financially for lots of us, so please don't worry if you don't feel able to buy a gift. You can still help by telling people about it in person and online. We really appreciate it.
In our best ever year we managed to source 200 gifts. If we can beat that this year that would be AMAZING.
IDAS are a Yorkshire based charity supporting people affected by domestic abuse, and they're YUSU's RAG Charity Partner for 2022/23, as chosen by you the students in a vote. If you can't make it to the library to give a gift, see their website or this tweet for other ways to support them.
Thank you all for your contributions, and we can't wait to see the pile of presents at the bottom of the Tree of Wishes grow!