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Welcome to the 35th Annual

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.


***We need your help!***
Old National is giving back to their Minnesota communities— so between Nov. 19 - Dec 17th you can vote for your favorite local 501(c)3 nonprofit. Once the voting ends, the top overall vote-getter will receive $15,000!

You can vote daily - please help! Vote for Sharing Inc of Minnesota (Holiday Sharing Tree's nonprofit name) Click here.

With the concerns of COVID-19, the 2020 giving season will have many changes.  These are noted below, but please continue to watch this website or our our Facebook page for any updates.

Some of the important changes to note:


  • The Salvation Army is not receiving any Holiday Sharing Tree applications this year.
    • Blue Earth County residents will work with their case worker at Blue Earth County Social Services, and will need to be registered with them.
    • All questions regarding this process should be directed to your case worker. 
  • Nicollet County Social Services will continue to receive applications for Nicollet County, including North Mankato. 


  • ALL gifts will now be in the form of gift cards. Tree sites will not be able to receive packages, so we ask that all donations be in the form of a gift card this year. 
  • Giving cards will have a new design this year. They will be printed on envelopes so the gift cards can be placed inside and easily returned. 



2020 Important Dates:


  • Thursday, November 5                        Project Kick-Off at Fleet Farm - Mankato at 10:00 a.m
  • ​Thursday, November 5                        Giving cards will be available at Tree site locations


  • Sunday, December 13                       All gift cards must be returned to a tree site by 5:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, December 17                      

                                                                    Blue Earth County recipients:

                                                                       - Distribution of will be from 1:00 - 6:00 p.m. at the Mankato Armory 

                                                                    Nicollet County recipients:

                                                                     -  Distribution will be from 12:00 - 6:00 p.m. at Nicollet County Health                                                                          and Human Services Building (622 S.Front Street, St Peter)

  • Friday, December 18                         Make up date if severe weather on the 17th 

To be considered as a Holiday Sharing Tree recipient please contact Blue Earth or Nicollet County Social Services.  Recipients can not sign up on this web site.   Information regarding Toys for Tots is available at  The Toys for Tots hotline number is 507-514-7131.