Aired the week of 12/19/12 - #1251
No child should go without joy during the Holidays and Jennifer Cullenbine, the founder of the nonprofit ‘Family Giving Tree’, is working hard to make sure that they don’t. Family Giving Tree provides gifts and cheer to the neediest children and individuals in California’s Greater Bay Area and a few other cities in the U.S. Each child fills out a wish list and the organization works with individuals and companies to make sure those wishes get answered. What began as an MBA project in 1990 has grown to an impressive effort. At the time of the original broadcast the Family Giving Tree had over 8,000 volunteers a year, had provided over 700,000 individuals with gifts, and was the largest organization of its kind in California.