Junior Woman's Club of Sparta

Holiday Wish Tree

For over twenty-six years the Holiday Wish Tree in the Sparta Library has been making holidays happier for children in Sussex County.

The Junior Woman’s Club of Sparta presents the tree to the community as a vehicle through which gifts can be brought to children in need. This year the Wish Tree continues to expand! In addition to gift drop off at the Sparta Library, and Sparta Books, there will be an additional tree located at the Dennis Library in Newton. We are also fortunate to have Sussex County Community College joining us again with a tree of their own for students and staff, and for those, unable to visit a tree in person, there is an Amazon wish list.

It's easy to help. If you are gifting through the tree at the library you can choose a handmade ornament. Each ornament is tagged with the age and gender of a child. Then return a new, unwrapped toy to the library tree – with the tag on the toy. The ornament is yours to keep. For the gift collection at Sparta Books, just choose one of your favorite books and drop off a new copy at the tree located in the store. Lastly, you can shop our Amazon wish list online.

All trees will be displayed from November 18th through December 18th. The Junior Woman’s Club of Sparta delivers these gifts to the Division of Child Protection and Permanency, DCP&P, where the presents are distributed to families based on need throughout the entire year. There are many children in our county whose Christmas will be made brighter through the generosity of our community. Thank you for making this holiday season one of giving by visiting the Holiday Wish Tree.


2021 Donations

Through the generous support of hundreds of local residents, we collected 597 presents with a total value of $8,831.

Amazon Wish List

If you are unable to visit our
tree locations, please consider shopping online.

All donations will be
delivered to DCP&P by JWCS


2022 Holiday Wish Tree
at The Sparta Library, Sparta Books & The Dennis Library in Newton

All donations benefit DCP&P