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*Virtual* Holiday Helper Tree

Holiday Helper Tree coming November 2022!

You’re invited to be a part of Georgia Southern’s 28th annual Holiday Helper Tree!

The Holiday Helper Tree is a Georgia Southern tradition, and this year we are celebrating 28 years (1994 – 2021) of giving back to the local community! This year, making an impact is easier than ever! You can log on from home, choose your tag, and mail your gift directly to the organization. 

*Login is required. Community members wishing to participate will need to create an account the first time they access the tree, and pulled tags will be saved to your account.

You can get involved by…

  • Giving a Gift:  Pull a tag from the tree!  Each tag has a gift wish from a member of our local community. You can pull as many tags as you would like.
  • Donating gift wrapping supplies: OLCE will be collecting gift wrapping supplies (wrapping paper, bags, tissue paper, bows, name tags, tape, ribbon, etc.) to donate to the organizations who will wrap the gifts before delivery. If you have supplies you would like to donate, you can drop it off at the Office of Leadership and Community Engagement (Russell Union Suite 1056) Monday-Friday from 8:00AM-5:00PM.
  • Donating funds for unclaimed tags: Another way to participate is to donate directly to one of our partner agencies to help with any tags that are not claimed. Email to be connected with one of our partner agencies.

2021 Important Dates

November 1st – The virtual tree opens! Join us for our in-person Kick-Offs:

Statesboro Campus – November 1st, 4:00-5:00pm in the Russell Union Commons

Armstrong Campus – November 2nd, 3:00-4:00pm in the Student Union

November 26th – Deadline to pull tags from the virtual tree (link above)

Dec. 3rd – Deadline for shipping gifts. Don’t forget to check the Delivery Confirmation on the Reserved Tags page to let us know when your gifts have been shipped.

Contact Information

If you have questions about the event, or a desire to get involved, please contact the Office of Leadership and Community Engagement at (912) 478-1435 or

Last updated: 4/27/2022