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November 23rd, 2010
United Way of Hays County sets up Giving Tree at Centerpoint Station


United Way of Hays County has partnered with Centerpoint Station to make gift giving and donating easy and fun.


This Christmas, a giving tree is more than just a character in a classic Shel Silverstein book.

Centerpoint Station, 3946 South Interstate-35, has partnered with United Way of Hays County (UWHC) to provide shoppers with an easy and fun opportunity to give back to the community while shopping for presents for the holidays. The UWHC “Giving Tree” is loaded with stocking stuffers and is on display now at Centerpoint Station which is conveniently located across from the outlet malls.

The shoppers at Centerpoint Station’s boutique and patrons of the restaurant may make $10 contributions to UWHC and select stocking stuffers from the tree. The stocking holds a surprise present and the donor keeps whatever is inside it. All items on the tree have at least a $10 value.

Businesses contributing items and gift certificates to the tree include Centerpoint Station, Sac-N-Pac, Starbucks, Palmer’s Restaurant, Grin’s, Root Cellar Café, Isanze Day Spa, Infinity Salon and Spa, Lone Star Med Spa, Carino’s, Red Lobster, Mochas & Javas, H-E-B, Cheryl Bailey Catering and others.

The funds raised by the Giving Tree will assist UWHC and its partner agencies in their efforts to address the social issues of education, income and health as well as provide assistance to some 30,000 Hays County residents.

“Our campaign is now in full swing with more than 50 companies contributing at their workplace,” said Michelle Harper, Executive Director of United Way of Hays County. “However, with our partner agencies seeing a greater need from the community this year, it is crucial that we raise as much as we can to support them … This is a fun way for the community to get involved, enjoy the Christmas season and give back to Hays County residents in need.”

More information on UWHC can be found at

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