2013 AWB Holiday Kids' Tree

Every year since 1989, AWB member businesses and individuals have donated money in support of children and families located in rural parts of Washington state. This year, 15 fire departments representing seven rural counties will use the money to buy food, clothing and gifts for families in need in their communities.

Donations this year are fast approaching $16,000 from 97 AWB member businesses and individuals throughout the state. More than $316,000 has been raised since the program began.

This year’s tree is a 24-foot noble fir donated to the state by Port Blakely, an AWB member business. The tree was cut from property near Morton in Lewis County. The tree is decorated with Disney character dolls provided by AWB. After the tree is taken down Dec. 30, AWB will individually wrap the dolls with Little Golden Books and give them to patients at Seattle Children’s Hospital.

More information, including how to donate, is available online at bit.ly/awbkidstree. High-resolution photos of today’s tree raising are available for media use at http://www.awb.org/2013-awb-holiday-kids-tree-1/ and video of the tree being installed in the rotunda is available online. Pictures of previous holiday trees and information about the Holiday Kids’ Tree Project are available via an interactive timeline, available here.