Children from the Steinke family show off the bulbs they selected from The Inyo Registerâ€™s Wish Tree in 2012. Each youngster then purchased gifts for the kids represented by the bulb to ensure Christmas wishes came true for their less fortunate peers. Photo by Mike Gervais
Eastern Sierra residents have an opportunity to make local childrenâ€™s Christmas wishes come true this year through the Inyo-Mono Advocates for Community Action Wish Tree program.
The Wish Tree program pairs a local resident with a child from a low-income household to ensure that youth in every community from Benton to Olancha donâ€™t have to go without this Christmas.
By picking a bulb off one of the local Wish Trees found in community businesses, residents will find out what a local child wants to see under the Christmas tree on Dec. 25. The bulbs also include the childâ€™s clothing sizes, so his or her sponsor can purchase warm winter clothes for their Wish Tree recipient.
Read more in the Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013 edition of The Inyo Register.