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The Key2Free changes the lives of many human trafficking survivors by providing safe transition housing, education and therapeutic care. This holiday season, it’s also aiming to give clients a merry Christmas through its fourth annual Giving Tree.
Every year, The Key2Free gives the community the chance to buy Christmas presents for clients by choosing ornaments with wish list items from a tree at the nonprofit’s office. This year, people can grant wishes by selecting ornaments online, with wish list items featuring anything from gift cards and winter apparel to toys and books.
To pick on ornament, visit https://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090444a4a928a6f94-giving.
“[Clients] absolutely love it every year,” said Amy Davis, founder and executive director of Key2Free. “It’s one thing if we’re giving gifts from us, who they see all the time, but to find out people in the community they don’t even know are purchasing something for them, now that’s something special!”
People can bring wrapped gifts to the office at 1500 W University Ave Suite 110 from November 30 until December 3. Those who aren’t comfortable coming inside the office can also leave gifts on a table that will be available outside.
Looking for ways to celebrate the holiday season? Here’s how you can get in the Christmas spirit in Georgetown:
• Jingle and Mingle: Kick off the holiday shopping season at your favorite local shops downtown November 19. Participating shops will be open for late-night shopping and prize opportunities. Festive drinks will be served, and The Daytripper might make a special appearance. Visit Jingle and Mingle’s Facebook page to learn more.
• Experience the Lights: The city will host Experience the Lights, a twist on the traditional Lighting of the Square event this year. The lights around the Square and courthouse will be turned on in mid-November, which the city will share on social media with a video featuring the countdown, lighting and music. The Square will light up each night through January 2. In addition, the weekend after Thanksgiving, November 27-29, the Square will have hot chocolate and kettle corn vendors downtown to help visitors get into the holiday spirit.
• Sweet Eats Christmas Festival: Santa and his reindeer will be at Sweet Eats Fruit Farm from November 17 through December 31. Folks can also enjoy the farm’s usual petting zoo, pony rides, pig races, hay maze and other activities. There will be ample space for social distancing. For more information, visit sweeteats.com or call 512-766-3276.