2023 Recipients:

We are no longer able to sign-up recipeints for the 2023 season. We have reached the maximum number of recipients for sign up. You may want to contact the Mankato Toys for Tots to sign up for a toy donation at www.mankato.mn@toysfortots.org or call 507-514-7131. Toys for Tots only distributes new and unwrapped toys. They do not distribute gift cards or clothing items. The Toys for Tots organization does not sign up Holiday Sharing Tree recipients or affiliated with the Holiday Sharing Tree.

Providing gifts to those in need in Blue Earth and Nicollet Counties since 1985.

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

Welcome to the 38th Annual  Holiday Sharing Tree Website


  • The Salvation Army and the Holiday Sharing Tree hotline or website do not sign up recipients to the Holiday Sharing Tree for any reasons.
  • All gifts are in the form of a Gift Card. Tree sites are not able to accept wrapped packages.
  • Please do not contact the Blue Earth County or NIcollet County for questions regarding this project or how you sign up to be a recipient. A "pre-approved" system was determined in October and letters sent to this year's recipients. 
  • If you have any other questions, you may contact the Holiday Sharing Tree on this website under "Contact" or leave a message on the HST Hotline at 507-386-4972. 

2023 Important Dates

Friday, November 17th:                                     Project Kick Off at Hy-Vee Hilltop 10am

Giving Cards Available for Pick Up:                 Mankato: Both Hy-Vee locations, Fleet Farm, Riverhills Mall Food Court

                                                                             North Mankato: North Mankato Taylor Library

                                                                             St. Peter: Nutter Clothing, First National Bank, Minnesota

DRIVE THRU DISTRIBUTION Tuesday, December 19th

Blue Earth County Recipients:                          1-6pm at the Mankato Armory - follow signs

​​​​Nicollet County & North Mankato Recipients: 1-6pm at Nutter Clothing (320 Minnesota Ave). The back entrance in                                                                                          parking lot between Nutter Clothing and First National Bank, Minnesota.                                                                                  Please follow signs.

Nicollet County Social Services WILL NOT have distribution available at thier building, you MUST go to Nutter Clothing for distribution on Dec 19th

For both drive-thru distributions, please bring with you an ID or utility bill showing the address you signed up with AND YOUR FAMILY ID. If you lost that ID, the disribution sites can help you with a ID or Utility bill.

Wednesday, Dec 20th:                                   Make up distribution for bad weather on Dec 19th. Please                                                                                                             listen to KTOE-AM, The Holiday Sharing Tree hot-line at                                                                                                               507-386-4972, or this website for confirmation.