The annual Holiday Kiwanis Giving Tree Program is gearing up for 2017. With support from the Snoqualmie Valley Food Bank and the LDS church, Kiwanis is bringing Christmas to less fortunate families in the Valley.
To participate in this event, families with children up to 18 years old may sign up at the Snoqualmie Valley Food Bank, 122 E. 3rd Street, North Bend, Monday and Tuesday 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. or Wednesday’s 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m, through Dec. 13.
Families will be assigned a date and shopping time to choose holiday gifts for their children on Dec. 14 and 15 in North Bend at the LDS church, near Safeway).
Trees, with gift tags for participants, will be set up this week at Safeway and QFC in North Bend, the Fall City, Snoqualmie and North Bend libraries, Healing Garden, Umpqua Bank, Re-Max Integrity Realty, Ace Hardware, Farmer’s Insurance offices in Snoqualmie and Fall City, Mt. Si Senior Center, Mt. Si Golf Course, North Bend Physical Therapy, Pioneer Coffee, YMCA, The Club at Snoqualmie Ridge, Snoqualmie Brewery, Snoqualmie Fire Department, North Bend Starbucks, State Farm Insurance in Snoqualmie, Snoqualmie Police Department, Snoqualmie Valley Chamber of Commerce, Chaplin’s, City of Snoqualmie, Encompass, the Eagles, Garwood Dental, Genie Industry, the Moose Lodge, Peak Sports, Sno Falls Credit Union, Zetec and Spacelabs
More businesses are being added. To participate by hosting a Giving Tree, or to volunteer to help with the program, contact Debby Peterman at firstname.lastname@example.org. Kiwanis will provide a tree, tags and pick up donated presents.
Financial contributions can be made out to Snoqualmie Valley Kiwanis and brought to Umpqua bank. Gift cards of $25 per card or less are also accepted.
Girl Scout troop 43995 is also holding a winter coat drive in conjunction with the Giving Tree event. Now through Sunday, Dec. 10, people can drop off new or gently used winter coats at collection boxes in all branches of Sno-Falls Credit Union, Snoqualmie Valley Hospital, Mt. Si Sports + Fitness, Si View Community Center, Umpqua Bank, Opus Bank and Meadowbrook Urgent Care. Donated coats will be offered to families attending the gift distribution on Dec. 14 and 15.