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 Valley Chamber of Commerce / Snoqualmie
State Farm / Snoqualmie
Steve’s Donuts / Snoqualmie
YMCA / Snoqualmie
ZTECh / Snoqualmie