This is the fourth year for the program, which affords Horizons clients the opportunity to provide holiday gifts for their children.


The UNC Horizons Program’s annual Holiday Tree is now up in the UNC OB-GYN Chair’s office and Administrative Suite in 3009 Old Clinic Building.

Each ornament or candy cane on the tree has one suggested gift item, and participants may take as many as they like. All donated gifts should remain unwrapped and placed under the tree by the end of Friday, Dec. 9.

SONY DSCUNC Horizons will host a shopping day for their clients to browse the donations and choose the best gifts for their children’s ages, personalities and wishes. Clients will be able to spend time wrapping their gifts and working on holiday cards for loved ones.

Such a special holiday is often not possible for these families without the compassion and support of those who participate in the Holiday Tree.

UNC Horizons also accepts gently used holiday decorations, along with gently used women’s or children’s clothing, coats, housewares and wrapping paper.

UNC Horizons is UNC OB-GYN’s comprehensive substance use treatment program for pregnant and/or parenting women and their children, including those whose lives have been touched by abuse or violence.

Questions? Contact Rachel Middlesteadt-Ellerson at 919-618-5410 or with any questions.