Gift Tree:

ATTENTION: Gift Tree sponsors- The Gift Tree gift drop off is Thursday, December 12th from 10a.m. to 7p.m. at the Elks Lodge on State Street in Olean. *For security purposes please only drop off gifts during the times indicated.*

Interfaith Caregivers and the Olean Times Herald collaborate in an effort to bring Christmas to families and disabled single adults in need throughout Cattaraugus County. Over 20 local human service agencies submit applications for families. Community members and businesses then adopt those families. In 2012, 110 families were adopted through the Gift Tree program. 100 families will be up for adoption this Gift Tree season. 

If you want to support Gift Tree but you are unable to adopt a family or go shopping, you may contribute to the Gift Tree Fund by online donation or by making a check to:

Interfaith Caregivers

Mail to:
34 N. Fourth St.
Allegany, NY 14706

*put "Gift Tree Fund" in the memo line

Gift Tree
  • The Gift Tree Program selects new families of all sizes each year. We do not serve the same families year after year. 

  • Gift Tree families are referred to us by case managers from local human service agencies.

  • Elder adults in need may also be referred to the Gift Tree Program.

  • A large percentage of the families on the Gift Tree program are the working poor. 

  • If you don't want to adopt a family for Gift Tree, but want to help the cause, you may click and donate right here on our website. 

  • Funds donated to the Gift Tree Program are used to shop for families that don't get adopted by the public.