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Junior Woman's Club of Sparta

Holiday Wish Tree

For over twenty years, the holiday Wish Tree in the Sparta Public 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. Each year, the tree is displayed from mid-November
through mid-December.


During that time, local residents choose a handmade ornament from the tree. Each ornament is tagged with the age and gender of a child. Residents donate a new, unwrapped gift, place the tag on the gift, and return it to the tree. The Junior Woman’s Club of Sparta delivers these gifts to the Division of Child Protection and Permanency throughout the holiday season. Gifts are distributed by DCP&P to families based on need throughout the entire year.


There are many children in our county whose Christmases have been made brighter through the generosity of our community over the years.

2019 Donations

Through the generous support of hundreds of local residents, we collected 352 presents with a total value of $5,695.