Library joins in effort to collect gifts

Mesa County Libraries and Grand Valley Catholic Outreach  have teamed up to help needy families during holiday season.

Giving Trees decorated with gift requests from underprivileged Mesa County residents of all ages have been set up at the central library in Grand Junction as well as branch libraries in Clifton, DeBeque, Fruita and Palisade.

To participate, donors select a tag describing a gift to purchase. On the smaller portion of the tag, they provide library staff with their contact information. Donors should bring back unwrapped gifts to the library with the Giving Tree tag attached before Dec. 15.

The gifts will be distributed to Catholic Outreach clients and Mesa County residents. Gifts are meant to cost $25 or less.

For more information about the program, call the Mesa County Libraries at 243-4442.