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The concept of the Tree of Joy was adopted by the Rotary Club of Chatswood many years ago, and our club has partnered with that club for several years. The objectives are to provide Christmas gifts to those people who might not otherwise receive one. 
Some time before Christmas, various welfare centres advise their requirements.  Appropriate labels are printed describing a person's need.  The labels are then placed on Christmas trees located in prominent positions.
The public are then invited to take a card/label from the tree, purchase the gift and return it to the manned tree for ultimate distribution to the recipients via the welfare agency prior to Christmas.  Over the many years that our Club has been involved in this project we have collected many thousands of gifts as well as money which goes to purchase IGA vouchers for the distribution to needy families in the drought affected areas of NSW.
Charities supported include Youth off the Steets, Centrecare, Lifeline, SA.Mission Australia, St Vincents De Paul, Sunnyfield, Streetworks as well as Royal North Shore Hospital and several nursing homes.