Giving Tree Village Illuminates the Spirit of Giving: Rotary Club of Davidson Announces Winners of Christmas in Davidson 2023

Davidson, NC – The Rotary Club of Davidson is delighted to announce the outstanding success of the Giving Tree Village during this year’s Christmas in Davidson. Thousands of visitors, 63 participating nonprofits, 63 tree sponsors, and our valued event sponsors made this festive season truly special.

A heartfelt thank you goes out to everyone who generously contributed to the nonprofits. The Rotary Club of Davidson extends its gratitude to Lowe’s Home Improvement for their donation of the trees, making this year’s event a remarkable success. The Club is especially proud of the overwhelming support received from our signature sponsor Novant, along with other event sponsors, which allowed us to enhance individual donations. This year, over $40,000 will be distributed to the 63 participating nonprofits in the coming days.

Nonprofits not only received a base of $200 but also earned additional funds based on in-person votes at Christmas in Davidson and online donations and were eligible for prize money. We are excited to announce the winners of the 2023 prize categories:

Biggest Overall Donations:

First Place: Senior Community Connections ($750)

Second Place: WylieRae’s Love ($500)

Third Place: Feed NC ($300)

Kids Favorite:

Continuing the Mission ($500)

Most Festive:

First Place: Bags of Hope ($500)

Second Place: Absolute Hope ($250)

Most Creative:

First Place: Alongside Families ($500)

Second Place: Davidson for Ukraine ($250)

Best Handmade Decorations:

First Place: Children’s Hope Alliance ($500)

Second Place: Davidson Lifeline ($250)

Most Educational:

First Place: Catawba Riverkeepers Teen Council ($500)

Second Place: Classroom Central ($250)

Most Representative of the Nonprofit:

First Place: Piedmont Animal Rescue ($500)

Second Place: The ODD Sock ($250)

To relive the magic, visit for a captivating display of the enchanting trees and festive decorations. The Rotary Club of Davidson expresses immense gratitude to all participants, sponsors, and supporters who made Giving Tree Village an unparalleled success, spreading joy and holiday cheer throughout the community.

For further information, please contact:

Cristy Carroll and Laurie Walker
Rotary Club of Davidson

About Rotary Club of Davidson

Rotary Club of Davidson is a dynamic organization dedicated to making a positive impact in the local community and beyond. Through initiatives like Giving Tree Village, the Club aims to foster a spirit of giving and collaboration among residents, businesses, and nonprofits, creating a brighter and more vibrant community for all. If you think you might be interested in joining Rotary Club of Davidson, we invite you to be our guest at one of our club meetings. We meet on Tuesdays for lunch at North Harbor the first three Tuesdays of the month. For specifics, please reach out to us at