2016 State Holiday Tree in the Capital Building
Photo credit: AWB Holiday Kids’ Tree Project
– “AWB Holiday Kids’ Tree Project“
“Each year, AWB hosts the Holiday Kids’ Tree Lighting Ceremony, which culminates our project with the presentation of donations to those rural fire districts who in turn distribute the funds/toys/food to deserving families during the Christmas season. The fire district counties receiving the funds are Chelan, Grant, Grays Harbor, Lewis, Mason, Okanagan, Spokane, Thurston and Walla Walla. Our project theme this year is “Under the Sea” with stuffed toy ornaments depicting popular animated sea characters, which you will see displayed on the holiday tree in the Rotunda.
Our mission is to provide gifts/toys and food to families in need during the holiday season in the Washington state rural and small town areas where there is no access to donation facilities. The Holiday Kids’ Tree Project started in 1989. Since then, AWB has coordinated thousands of gifts and more than $370,000 in cash donations from individuals and organizations each winter holiday season. The donations are then distributed to families in need by fire departments in rural counties in both eastern and western Washington. This fills a great need for families in rural areas who do not have access to large city donation sites. For some children, these are the only gifts they receive during the holiday season.”
– “Donating to the Holiday Kids’ Tree Project”
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