What is the Goal of the Giving Tree?
The goal of the Giving Tree is to increase the greater good in the DeLaSalle and broader community through service. By volunteering at local service agencies or designing an original service project, students will learn the value of helping others, and as a result of that work, will be able to “pay it forward” by providing financial assistance to an anonymous DeLaSalle student in need.
What are the Criteria for Qualifying Projects?
- Each Giving Tree project must follow the established guidelines set forth in the DeLaSalle High School Christian Service Program.
- Students are encouraged to submit quality projects that are original, creative and of the student’s own design but, all projects submitted will be considered.
- Students are encouraged to go above and beyond their Christian Service requirement to apply for a Giving Tree Award.
- Students are welcomed and encouraged to work with other students on their project, however, each student must individually complete the paperwork necessary for a scholarship to be awarded.
- A journal is available for students to record hours and reflections.
- Giving Tree projects count toward the overall Christian Service Program requirement of sixty (60) hours.
How is a Giving Tree Scholarship Awarded?
- Upon completion, documentation, and written reflection of twenty (20) or more hours of Christian Service, students should complete the Giving Tree Validation Form by April 15 to be considered for the current school year.
- Projects will be selected by a review committee.
- Selected projects/students will be recognized at the Founder’s Day Liturgy in the spring of each school year and an engraved leaf will be mounted on the Giving Tree display in the A-Building entryway.
- Tuition scholarships will be awarded to DeLaSalle students in need for the following school year.