Author Archives: CJ McConnell

2016 Campaign

Our successful 2016 campaign has ended.  We want to thank the generous Spokane community for helping to provide over 7000 gifts for Spokane’s often forgotten citizens.  Your monetary donations helped to fill the gift requests not taken at the malls so that no one was forgotten.  Our 57 agencies worked hard to distribute your holiday gifts to their recipients ensuring a happy Christmas for all.  Letters and cards from gift recipients and agency staff have come to us, all with thanks for your thoughtful gifts and generosity for those in need.  We are grateful for another year of being able to provide these gifts because of you who take time to visit the malls, choose tags and shop for the needed gifts.  Thank you from the Tree of Sharing.  We look forward to seeing you later this year, the 35th year of Tree of Sharing in Spokane!

Last Day for Tree of Sharing 2016

Today is the last day to pick up a gift tag and purchase a gift for one of our community’s often forgotten residents.  We will be at the mall tables to take your gifts today.  The tables are located in River Park Square near Santa on the first floor, on the 2nd floor in the… Continue Reading

6 Days Left! We Need Your Help!

We need to see you in the malls!  We have gift tags for all ages but really need your help to fill the wishes for our teenagers!  The 11-18 year olds are in great need and have wishes that range from warm clothes, food, toys and fun family gifts to electronics, gift cards, and books.… Continue Reading

Come See Us At the Malls!

  We’re ready to help shoppers at all the Tree of Sharing mall locations…River Park Square next to Santa on the 1st floor, Northtown in the JC Penney’s court on the 2nd floor, and Valley Mall at the Macy’s entrance to the mall on the 1st floor.  Our volunteers will help you choose a gift… Continue Reading

December 1st 2016 Tree of Sharing Update

The mall tables are busy, shoppers are choosing tags and returning gifts and our partners from the WA Air National Guard made the first delivery of gifts to the warehouse.  The crew is busy sorting for the agency pick up in a few weeks.  We’ve had a few glitches along the way but our volunteers continue… Continue Reading

Tree of Sharing Opens November 18th!

Get ready to start shopping! The tree of Sharing tables open on Friday November 18th at Northtown, Spokane Valley Mall and River Park Square. We will be there to help shoppers pick out gift tags all hours the malls are open from 10am Friday until 4pm Sunday December 11th! There are 7,500 gift requests this… Continue Reading

2016 Tree of Sharing … Getting Ready to Go!

We’re excited that all our gift requests are in from the Tree of Sharing’s 57 participating agencies including  5 new agencies bringing requests from over 500 of our community’s often-forgotten citizens.  The gift tags are being created and will be ready to distribute to our community business partners and the Tree of Sharing tables in the… Continue Reading

Tree of Sharing Annual Participating Agency Meeting

We’re heating up at the Tree of Sharing!  Plans are underway for the 2016 participating agency meeting scheduled for September 16th.  We’re looking forward to meeting with representatives from our 50+ agencies to kick off the 2016 campaign and make sure gift requests form our community’s often forgotten citizens are submitted and processed.  We start… Continue Reading

Tree of Sharing Tables Open In Area Malls

Tree of Sharing volunteers are ready and eager to help shoppers choose gift tags at Northtown, River Park Square, and Valley Malls.  The Northtown table is located in the JC Penney court on the second floor of the mall.  At River Park Square the table is near Santa outside the Pottery Barn on the first… Continue Reading