December 4, 2017 – Nevada County Child Protective Services has distributed their annual “Giving Trees” to different community locations. Every December, Child Protective Services works with community partners to collect donated presents for children in foster care in Nevada County. This annual tradition brings joy to foster children during the holiday season and helps support their foster families.

Each Giving Tree has tags for each child currently in agency care. The tags include the child’s gender, age, and some of their interests/wishes. Simply take a tag, shop for the items listed, and return the tag and all donations of unwrapped gifts back to the pick-up site or to the Child Protective Services office at 988 McCourtney Ave in Grass Valley. All gifts and tags will be returned to Child Protective Services by Friday, December 15th, to be wrapped and delivered to a foster child by Christmas.

Stop by and pick a tag from a Giving Tree in the following locations:

Nevada City:

  • Eric Rood Administrative Center
  • Nevada County Courthouse

Grass Valley:

  • Brighton Greens
  • Sierra Mountain Coffee Roasters
  • South Yuba Club

Penn Valley:

  • West America Bank

If you have any questions about the Giving Tree program, please contact Laura Charter at or (530) 265-1650. Thank you for your generous support of Nevada County’s foster children and their families, and happy holidays!