JACKSON, Wyo. — One22 Resource Center has launched its annual Holiday Gift Drive for the season in conjunction with several local partners.

The Annual Holiday Gift Drive program pairs gift-givers with individuals and families who need assistance purchasing holiday gifts. One22 collects holiday wish lists from local households with support from nonprofit partners, and donors purchase items from the wish lists, delivering the gifts to One22 Resource Center offices in mid-December. Families then pick up gifts the following week. Last year, this program served nearly 400 individuals. 

The Holiday Gift Drive operates in partnership with Climb Wyoming, Teton Youth & Family Services, the Senior Center of Jackson Hole, Turning Point: A Pregnancy Resource Center and Community Entry Services. Additional community participants are the Bank of Jackson Hole, St. John’s Episcopal Church, the Presbyterian Church of Jackson Hole, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and Our Lady of the Mountains Catholic Church who collaborate to make sure clients or members are aware of the wish lists. 

Folks interested in being gift-givers can pick an ornament from a Christmas tree to select gifts to shop for.  This program is different from the Santa Clause Fund in that adults are able to receive gifts. 

This is the first year that Bank of Jackson Hole (BoJH) has partnered with the long-standing One22 Program.

“We are so pleased to support One22’s Holiday Gift Drive this season,” said Bank President Dawn Pruett. “This is such an important service for our community and the Angel Tree is a long-standing tradition at BoJH.  Not only can community members come by our Main Banking Center to pick up an angel, but if people do not have time to shop this year and would like to donate to support the program, we can accept those at any of our banking centers.”

For any community members that would like to support the work of One22, but may not have the time to shop this year, One22 always welcomes gifts of any size to its general operating fund. Visit the online donation page to make a gift.

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Caroline Chapman is a Community News Reporter. She's a lover of alliteration, easy-to-follow recipes and board games when everyone knows the rules. Her favorite aspect about living in the Tetons is the collective admiration that Wyomingites share for the land and the life that it sustains.