City of Bellevue employees will renew their Season of Sharing tradition this year on Tuesday, Dec. 2. The 23rd annual celebration is an effort to foster the giving spirit and make wishes come true for people in need.
Members of the public, along with city staff, are encouraged to attend and are invited to share favorite ethnic foods provided by employees. The Season of Sharing kickoff takes place from noon to 1 p.m. on the first-floor concourse of City Hall, 450 110th Ave. N.E. Children from CrossRoads Preschool will provide musical entertainment.
Each year city employees work with local nonprofit organizations such as Eastside Domestic Violence Program, Friends of Youth, the Children's Response Center and the YWCA Women's Shelter to brighten the holiday season for children and adults who have wishes, but may lack the resources to fulfill them.
Residents are invited to join staff in taking gift wish tags or money envelopes from the giving tree in the City Hall concourse, then leaving the requested gifts, or money, in drop boxes on the first floor. Tags are also available on a giving tree at the Crossroads Bellevue shopping center, located at Northeast Eighth Street and 156th Avenue Northeast.
Season of Sharing donations are tax-deductible and will be accepted through Friday, Dec. 19.
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