800 local kids need holiday gifts

Medford, Ore.– You can help make the holidays special for children in need all by visiting local businesses. Court Appointed Special Advocates for Children or CASA is hosting ‘Giving Trees’ around the Rogue Valley.
Each tree has tags with the gift wishes of local kids. Take a tag, purchase a gift, and CASA will make sure it gets delivered in time for Christmas.

“Each tag represents what one child of that age will want this holiday in terms of clothing, toys, books, and other things,” says Jennifer Mylenek, Executive Director of CASA Jackson County.

There are 70 locations to find giving trees around the valley. For a complete list of local businesses that are participating, go to www.jacksoncountycasa.org.

NBC5 News at Sunrise anchor Taelor Rian was born near Los Angeles, California but spent most of her childhood in Tucson, Arizona. She graduated with a Journalism degree from Biola University in La Mirada, California.

Before joining the NBC5 News team, she was an anchor and reporter for JUCEtv, an international faith based entertainment network. There she had the opportunity to interview some of the biggest names in Hollywood, including Morgan Freeman, Sir Anthony Hopkins, Ashley Judd, Rosario Dawson and Emma Watson. Before that she was a reporter for KAUZ in Wichita Falls, TX. Taelor also interned at KABC and Fox 11 in Los Angeles.

Taelor loves cooking up new recipes, rooting for her favorite NBA teams, the Los Angeles Lakers and the Clippers, and trying out Do It Yourself crafting projects.

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