Drumroll Please, Giving Village Results
The 2020 Giving Tree Village, organized again by the Rotary Club of Davidson, raised $48,875 for non-profit charities and their 47 sponsored trees. That’s a new record for the effort, topping $37,703 in 2019 with 62 trees. Kim Hankins led this year’s project, which succeeded despite the pandemic. Kim also created a new website, developed online registration and payment, an online store and QR code voting. The event was supported by three major sponsors—Davidson Learning Center, Anchor Storage Cornelius, and Harris Teeter.
To see the trees or the award ceremony, visit: https://www.facebook.com/Rotary-Club-of-Davidson-NC-145885682097146
There were three “Superlative” awards announced at the conclusion of the 12-day event.
- The most festive tree represented Historic Rural Hill and was sponsored by The McIntosh Law Firm.
- Hospice and Palliative Care of Lake Norman had the prettiest tree and was sponsored by Copeland Richards PLLC.
- Best use of theme was Caterpillar Ministries, sponsored by Artisan Signs and Graphics
The judges also awarded an additional “top ten” trees based on raising the most money for their non-profits:
#10 was the Davidson Cornelius Child Development Center, sponsored by a Friend of DCCDC
# 9 was Heart of the Carolinas UU Animal Ministry sponsored by Ace Hardware
# 8 was WDAV Classical Public Radio, sponsored by Davidson Wine Company
# 7 was Davidson Housing Coalition sponsored by Wade Associates
# 6 was Southern Coalition for Social Justice sponsored by Break The Test
# 5 was A Miracle for Ella Rose sponsored by Five Star Shockers Baseball
# 4 was the Herren Project sponsored by math tutor Beth Wylie
The top three vote-getting trees received additional prize money from the Rotary Club of Davidson.
# 3 was Davidson Village Network sponsored by the Vine Society
# 2 was Kennedy Strong Foundation sponsored by Southlake Pediatric Dentistry
# 1 was Team Isaac sponsored by Children’s Organ Transplant Fund. That organization received $6,550 from its sponsor Knotty & Board Interiors.