Library joins in effort to collect gifts for needy families

Mesa County Libraries and Grand Valley Catholic Outreach once again will collect and distribute holiday gifts for needy Mesa County families through the annual Giving Tree effort.

Trees decorated with gift requests from Catholic Outreach clients of all ages are set up at the central library in Grand Junction as well as branch libraries in Clifton, DeBeque, Fruita and Palisade.

Participants select a tree tag describing a gift to purchase — about $25 or less — then provide contact information to library staff. Participants return unwrapped gifts with the Giving Tree tag attached to the library before Dec. 10.