The Herald-Dispatch maintains a list of organizations planning holiday-related charity fundraisers throughout the season. Send your holiday charity information to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line "Holiday Charities."
BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS OF THE TRI-STATE CHRISTMAS TREE SALE: Freshly cut trees and wreaths in White Pine, Scotch Pine and Fraser Fir are available starting Nov. 24 from noon to 9 p.m. weekdays and 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. weekends at three Tri-State locations: 1st Street and 6th Avenue, Huntington; HIMG, U.S. 60 E., Huntington; and the Ashland Tennis Center, 1300 Oakview Rd., Ashland. Proceeds from the sale benefit Big Brothers, Big Sisters of the Tri-State, which serves about 150 area children annually through community-based and school-based mentoring programs. Call 304-522-2191, 606-329-8799 or visit www.bbbstristate.org.
HOSPICE OF HUNTINGTON: Hospice of Huntington’s Light-A-Life Memorial Trees are a way to celebrate someone special while also being a light for others. With a donation to Hospice of Huntington, a symbolic candle-of-life will be hung on the memorial tree. To make a donation, call Hospice of Huntington at 304-529-4217. You will be asked to provide the name of the person to remember or honor. Hospice of Huntington staff will ensure your candle is placed on one of the memorial trees.
PRESTERA CENTER: Prestera Center has provided mental and behavioral health services to adults and children for more than 51 years. They have two women’s and children programs that work to provide gifts and warm weather essentials to those receiving these services. The homeless services provide outreach in both the Huntington and Charleston areas. Monetary donations to these programs can be made by check or credit card or by visiting prestera.org to make your donation online. Be sure to specify which program you are supporting. Checks can be mailed to Prestera Foundation, 5600 US Route 60 East, Huntington, WV 25705. To donate by credit card, call 304-525-7851 x1505. NIP tax credits are available for eligible donations.
WREATHS ACROSS AMERICA: Members of the community have until Dec. 1 to sponsor wreaths to honor and remember fallen soldiers at the Wreaths Across America Ceremony, set for noon Saturday, Dec. 15, at Spring Hill Cemetery in Huntington. Volunteers also are needed to lay the wreaths of the veterans' graves. The ceremony is open to the public. Wreaths are $15 and can be purchased online at www.wreathsacrossamerica.org/wv0072.