This holiday season, the Rotary Club of Sammamish is inviting the community to visit the CWU-Sammamish parking lot to pick out their Christmas tree.
Having hosted the popular “Nightmare at Beaver Lake” haunted house prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Rotary Club has plenty of volunteers and experienced members to run their third annual Christmas tree fundraiser. Their goal is to provide the community with a new option for decorating their homes for the holidays while contributing to a worthy cause. 100% of the proceeds from their tree sales are either donated to local nonprofits or granted to Sammamish students through impact-based scholarships.
Their tree lot has a wide variety to choose from, including Douglas firs, Noble firs, and Nordmann firs. There are even decorated wreaths and garlands available.
“The community has been wonderfully supportive, especially being our third year hosting,” said Mardie Rhodes, who has been a Rotary Club member for 27 years. “We have many more opportunities for the community to donate and get involved.”
Rhodes encourages families to celebrate the holiday season by donating and sponsoring a free Christmas tree for an Issaquah Food and Clothing Bank client.
For those who live in 98074, 98075 or 98029 zip codes, the Rotary Club offers a $20 delivery fee to transport the tree to a customer’s home. There is also a 20% discount for school district employees, police, firefighters, and active-duty military and veterans.
The Rotary Club tree lot at the CWU parking lot will be open until Dec.17. Their hours are Monday through Friday, 3:00 to 6:00 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.