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Welcome to the 36th 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.


With the ongoing concerns of COVID, the 2021 giving season will be ran very similar to last year. The processes are noted below.


  • 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 Human 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 again 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. 



2021 Important Dates:


  • Wednesday, November 10                   Project Kick-Off at North Mankato Taylor Library at 10:00 a.m.
  • Wednesday, November 10                   Giving cards will be available at Tree site locations


  • Sunday, December 12                          All gift cards must be returned to a tree site by 5:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, December 16                      

                                                                       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 1:00 - 6:00 p.m. at Nicollet County Health                                                                                                      and Human Services Building (622 S.Front Street, St Peter)

  • Friday, December 17                            Make up date if severe weather on the 16th 

Gifts not picked up on December 16th may be redistributed. 

To be considered as a Holiday Sharing Tree recipient please contact Blue Earth Human Services 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.