The Tree of Joy project, sponsored by Bend-based Rotary clubs, has begun. The tree is located in Santa Land, next to Jimmy John’s in the Old Mill District.
Tags hanging from the tree are labeled with the first name, age and clothing size of a local child or senior in need. Participants are asked to take one or more tags, buy a gift for the person, and return it to Santa Land by Dec. 16.
Presents should be unwrapped or in gift bags, with the original tag still attached to the item.