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A Tree of Sharing sits in the lobby of North Cascades Bank. The Tree has tags on it with the names of children and the presents they'd like to receive. Community members take it upon themselves to take a tag and purchase a present for the kids. - Jacob Wagner photos

The spirit of giving can be found in different areas of our community. Just a few examples include giving presents to children in poverty, food to the hungry, coats and winter clothes to children in need, and backpacks and winter clothes to the homeless.

The Trees of Sharing program, which helps low-income children receive Christmas presents, has been spreading joy in the community for over 30 years.

Started in 1983 by five ladies from St. Dunstan's Episcopal Church, the program has grown over the years to provide presents to roughly 150 children each year.

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