After daughter’s fatal overdose, Millsboro family creates donation drive called “Katelyn’s Giving Tree”

MILLSBORO, Del. – One family in Millsboro lost their 19-year-old family member Katelyn Klosowski-Woodward, to a drug overdose in February. As the family approaches the first holiday season without her, they decided to get through the pain by making a difference in other children’s lives.

It’s called ‘Katelyn’s Giving Tree’ as Katelyn loved giving back to others.

We’re told anyone can submit a child’s name, who is struggling or going through a hard time. Currently, they have 25 recipients but they hope to continue to add more but that all depends on the amount of donations they receive.

Katelyn’s grandmother and mother tell 47 ABC that they felt this was a way to give children some hope. Mother Elissa Woodward says, “If we can touch one even just one life and show them things may be hard right now but there are people out there that care, there are people out there willing to help.”

“To give back to teens in need, not necessarily financial need, need of hope that you know there is a brighter tomorrow, there is a reason to keep on going that people care and people love them,” Katelyn’s grandmother, Sharon Klosowski, tells us.

‘Katelyn’s Giving Tree’ has wish lists available for all the children.

If you’d like to nominate a child, you can call them at 302-265-8488.

To make any donations, here are the links:

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