Warming Tree Returns this Year

A Christmas tree decorated with warm items to be donated to charity.
We collected 373 items with our first Warming Tree last year.

This holiday season, we will once again be collecting warm hats, gloves, scarves, and blankets to donate to members of the community.

“It was such a great success last year. We are hoping to collect even more items this year,” said Customer Accounts and Billing Supervisor Kristen Dean.

We had our first Warming Tree last year, when we collected 373 items for the local Kiwanis Club to distribute in the community.

We are currently accepting donations for this year’s Warming Tree at our office in Deer Island. PUD employees, Board Members, and customers are invited to donate items.

“We are excited for the chance to play a small part in helping our neighbors in the community stay warm and cozy this winter. Anyone who wants to help out is invited to drop off items,” Dean said.

All items will be donated to SAFE of Columbia County. We ask that donations be turned in by December 18 so we are able to deliver them in time for Christmas. Items may be new, handmade, or gently used.