The 2015 Holiday Sharing Tree season marks 30 years of giving!

The Holiday Sharing Tree began 30 years ago, in 1985.  At that time 182 families were provided gifts. That number has escalated rapidly and currently approximately 900 families or 3,300 individuals are being helped. Since 1985 the Holiday Sharing Tree has provided over 55,000 gifts to individuals. For most, these are the only gifts they receive during the holiday season.

Thank you to all our volunteers and corporate sponsors for assisting us with

30 Years of Giving.

Click on the picture to learn more about the commemorative print.

Welcome to the Holiday Sharing Tree!  


Providing gifts during the Holiday Season to those in need since 1985. 
The Holiday Sharing Tree serves Blue Earth and Nicollet Counties.





 2015 Important Dates:


  • Thursday, Nov. 12                  Giving Cards will be available at all Tree Site locations
  • Friday, Nov. 13                       Project Kick-Off Ceremony at Madison East Center


  • Saturday, Dec. 12                 All wrapped gifts dropped off by 5:00 PM
  • Sunday, Dec.13                     Sorting of gifts beginning at Noon at Madison East      

                                                       Center(Suite 314, use the SE entrance near JoAnn Fabrics)

  • Wednesday, Dec.16               Final sorting of gifts from 8:00 AM - Noon at the          

                                                        Mankato Armory and St. Peter Trinity Lutheran Church

  • Wednesday, Dec.16               Distribution of all gifts from 1:00 - 6:00 PM at the           

                                                        Mankato Armory and St Peter Lutheran Church

  • Thursday, Dec.18                   Make up date if severe weather on December 16th.