2017 Ambassador STAR Awards – Community Connector, The Giving Tree Team

Ambassador STAR Awards are peer-nominated awards for individuals or teams, to recognize outstanding contribution during the Annual Giving Drive.

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Community Connector: Lynda Fajole and the Giving Tree Team, Department of Transportation

The Community Connector award celebrates employees and teams that take our nonprofit relationships to the next level. This team created a giving tree for 50 individuals and committed to fulfilling each and every tag! Requests included bigger ticket items such as a high chair, trike, and so much more.  More importantly, this team fulfilled every. single. one. Blowing away the nonprofit and creating magic for so many families.  Those gifts are not just gifts – they tell people that they matter, that someone who has never met them before cares about them, that they are part of a community.

One of the most touching parts of the nomination is a thank directly from a family that was helped: “Thank you so much for this amazing program! This year I would have never been able to make my daughter’s Christmas as special as I would like, and I just wanted to let all those who make this possible know how much of a difference it will make in our lives. The comfort in knowing I will at least have something for her this year means more than you may ever know.”

Thank you Lynda Fajole and the Giving Tree Team!

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