The Rotary Giving Tree provided gifts for many children

Tuesday, January 8, 2019

 From left: Scott Wands, Greg Schroeder, Wendy Wands, David Halbrook, Larry French
volunteer with The Giving Tree in Lake Forest Park Town Center

Shoppers at Town Center, Lake Forest Park gave an estimated $14,775 in newly purchased toys, books, clothes, and gift cards to brighten Christmas for many children.

The Lake Forest Park Rotary Club and Interact, a Rotary affiliated club at Shorecrest High School set up and staffed a Giving Tree in the entry hall of the mall from November 24th through December 20th.

They answered questions, accepted gifts, and stored them for later delivery to
  • the Shoreline School District, 
  • Center for Human Services, 
  • Shoreline Fire Department Toy Drive, 
  • Shop with a Cop (Lake Forest Park Police Department), and 
  • North Helpline. 

Former state senator Darlene Fairley gives a contribution to Giving Tree Volunteers
From left: Laura Brewer, Greg Schroeder, Larry French, Linda Holman, Darlene Fairley

The Giving Tree has been a successful LFP Rotary project for 31 years due to the generous support of the LFP and Shoreline communities. Some shoppers report that it has become a habit to add presents under the tree. It is an important part of their holiday spirit.

--Ed Belcher, Lake Forest Park Rotary Club


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