The United Way of Milford and the Westfield Connecticut Post Mall have teamed up to provide residents a way help the needy this holiday season.

The mall has a Giving Tree in the food court area, decorated with tags specifying items to purchase for individuals and families identified by agencies served by the United Way.

Most items will be in the $5 to $20 range and can be purchased at the mall. Shoppers may then bring them to the management office on Level 2, or to the security office after hours or on weekends.

“The holidays are a difficult time for many in our community,” said Gary Johnson, president of the United Way of Milford. “The generosity of local shoppers means that some of these families will have gifts and necessities this holiday season. We are grateful to the Westfield management for providing us this opportunity to help our neighbors in need.”

The program runs through Dec. 15. For more information, contact the United Way of Milford at 203-874-6791.