Host a Giving Tree

Looking for a meaningful addition to your holiday tradition?

For 30 years, community groups from around the Twin Cities have hosted Giving Trees, collecting much-needed items for their neighbors in need. Whether you own a local business, attend a book club, or are a member of a faith community — we are experiencing greater need across all of our programs, and we would love to partner in whatever way is right for you. Thank you!

Hosting a Giving Tree: Easy as 1, 2, 3!

Step 1. Set up a Giving Tree in a way that works for your group.
Feel free to get creative! We have seen many different ideas, including:

Step 2. Collect items from the 2022 Giving Tree Wish List.
Collecting items can be done in many different ways, including:

  • ask group members to return gifts to your Giving Tree;
  • accept items at an office or business location;
  • or choose an item from the wishlist to collect at a holiday party— last year, one group donated over 20 pairs of warm gloves!

Step 3. Drop off new, unwrapped gifts at a participating location:

Mall of America, Macy’s Court

60 E Broadway, Bloomington, MN 55425
December 17 & 18, 2022 (all day)
Map and Directions

Catholic Charities Distribution Center

341 Chester Street, Saint Paul, MN 55107*
Monday – Friday (9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.)
Map and Directions

*Can’t make it in-person? Purchase online and ship to the Distribution Center!

Help spread the word about the Giving Tree!

Post about the Giving Tree in your group’s newsletter, a parish bulletin or on social media — download these graphics for easy sharing!

Questions? Please contact Elizabeth Lyden at (612) 204-8582. Thank you for your support!

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