Giving Trees popping up all over the Valley

December 10, 2012

By Michele Mihalovich

The Snoqualmie Valley Kiwanis Club and One Voice are teaming up for the annual Giving Trees Program.

Scott Loos, the current Kiwanis president, said about 20 trees are set up around the Valley, and each has tags, which suggest the sex and age of a child needing a gift.

People can purchase that present, and then bring it unwrapped, either to the tree where they found the tag, or to the Sallal Water Association office at 44021 SE Tanner Road in North Bend, he said.

Loos said Kiwanis gathers up the presents and brings them to The Church of Latter-Day Saints at 527 SW Mount Si Blvd. in North Bend, for distribution.

He said Dec. 13 is reserved for parents who’ve signed up for presents, and Dec. 14 is for grandparents who have signed up. One Voice has collected items, such as soap, toilet paper and clothing that will also be distributed on those distribution dates. He also said a wrapping station will be available.

Loos said that families who want to sign up can still do so at Mount Si Helping Hands Food Bank in North Bend.

“This is a great community effort,” Loos said. “It’s not just the Kiwanis, but other groups and churches.”

Following is a list of where the trees can be found this year.


ACE / North Bend

American West / Issaquah

Bank of America / North Bend

Cascade Office Supply / North Bend

City of Snoqualmie

Encompass / North Bend – Meadowbrook and Boalch locations

Hauglie Insurance / Fall City

IGA / Snoqualmie Ridge

Moose / North Bend

Mt Si Golf Course / Snoqualmie

Mt Si Senior Center

North Bend Library

North Bend Physical Therapy

NW Railroad Museum

Peak Sports / Snoqualmie

QFC / North Bend

Safeway / North Bend

Sheriff’s Office / North Bend

Si View Park

SnoFalls Credit Union / Snoqualmie

Snoqualmie Brewery / Snoqualmie

Snoqualmie Library

Snoqualmie Valley Chamber of Commerce / Snoqualmie

State Farm / Snoqualmie

Steve’s Donuts / Snoqualmie

YMCA / Snoqualmie

ZTECh / Snoqualmie


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