Kiwanis, the Snoqualmie Valley Food Bank and the North Bend Church of Jesus Christ Latter Day Saints are partners again this year for the annual holiday gift-giving tree program.
“This program has been ongoing for a number of years serving many Snoqualmie Valley families,” said Marie Jackson, President of the Snoqualmie Valley Kiwanis.
Last year the Giving Tree program provided holiday gifts to over 600 children. “This is one of many Kiwanis sponsored events, but the one we all look forward to each year,” Jackson added.
Families with children up to 18 years of age may sign up at the Snoqualmie Valley Food Bank office, 122 E. Third St., North Bend. The final registration day runs from 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 7.
Participating families will be able to shop for holiday gifts Dec. 15 and 16 in North Bend at the LDS church, 527 S.W. Mount Si Blvd.
To support this program, look for the Giving Trees, hung with red and green gift tags, in local businesses. Select a tag and buy a gift that is appropriate for the sex and age of the child identified on the tag. Return wrapped gifts, with tags, to any Giving Tree location. At a few locations in North Bend you may see angel tags on the Giving Trees. These tags are for seniors at the Regency Care Center. These gifts should be wrapped and the angel tag affixed to the top of the gift.
You can also bring unwrapped gifts to Sallal Water, 44021 Tanner Rd., the Snoqualmie Valley Food Bank, or any of the following participating businesses: Ace Hardware; America West; Snoqualmie Valley Chamber of Commerce; Chaplins; Snoqualmie City Hall; Eagles; Encompass; Fall City Library; Farmers Insurance offices in Snoqualmie or Fall City; Dr. Kelly Garwood’s office; Genie Industries; The Healing Garden; IGA on the Ridge; Snoqualmie Valley Moose Lodge; Mount Si Golf Course; Mount Si Senior Center; North Bend Library; North Bend Physical Therapy; Northwest Railway Museum; Opus Bank; Peak Sports; QFC in North Bend; Re-Max Integrity in North Bend; Safeway; Si View Community Center; Sno Falls Credit Union; Snoqualmie Brewery; Snoqualmie Library; Snoqualmie Police Department; Snoqualmie Fire Department; Spacelabs in Snoqualmie; State Farm; Umpqua Bank; Technical Glass Products, Snoqualmie; TPC Snoqualmie; North Bend Visitor Center; and Zetec, Snoqualmie
Cash donations can be made payable to Snoqualmie Valley Kiwanis and can be dropped off at Sallal Water or mailed to PO Box 852, North Bend, WA 98045.