Kiwanis Club of Kirkland Christmas tree lot opens Nov. 24

  • Wednesday, November 15, 2017 9:50pm
  • News

With Christmas approaching quickly, the Kiwanis Club of Kirkland is gearing up for their biggest fundraiser of the year.

Since 1971, the club has sold Christmas trees, Wreaths, Gourmet Nuts and Delicious Delights with all funds going to support the children of the Kirkland community. The tree lot is located in the parking lot of Juanita Beach Park. It opens Nov. 24 (the day after Thanksgiving) and will remain open until all the trees are sold. According to Kiwanis, things sold out early last year, so they recommend not to wait too long.

Kiwanis is a service organization that works to improve our community and to teach leadership skills to youth. Kiwanis International raises money to provide help to children all around the world, whereas the Kiwanis Club of Kirkland focuses on local needs, providing support and resources to help children and young people in Greater Kirkland.

This annual Christmas tree lot is Kiwanis’ biggest fundraiser each year. The day after Thanksgiving, they begin selling fresh Noble Firs, tree stands, fresh wreaths, garlands and Gourmet nuts.

The tree lot is open seven days a week from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. The money made from the tree lot, will fund Kiwanis’ leadership service clubs and donate to the Kirkland Kiwanis Foundation.

Between the Club and the Foundation, they were able to give over $63,000 last year to children and families in need.

All of the net proceeds go to programs designed to assist children and families that need help in the community. They include: Attain Housing, Key Club leadership conventions, Student Scholarships, Special Olympics, What’s Next Bowlers, Scouting, Kiwanis Camp Casey, Eastside Baby Corner, Kirkland Easter Egg Hunt, Kirkland Teen Union Building (KTUB) and Youth Institute Programs, Boys and Girls Club and others.

In past years, funds also benefited the Eliminate Project, a joint effort between Kiwanis and UNICEF, whose goal was to eliminate neonatal tetanus that kills so many tiny newborns around the world. As of this year, Kiwanis International has reached its goal of $110 million dollars.

Kiwanis International started in 1915 and now has 7,800 clubs in 80 countries. The motto for Kiwanis is “Serving the Children of the World”. Each club approaches that vision in their own unique way.

For more information about the Kiwanis Club of Kirkland, visit their website at or call the club secretary, Tom Pendergrass at (425) 821-1157, or by email at They meet every Wednesday at noon in The Market Street Café in Kirkland.

More in News

Metro revises timeline for RapidRide bus expansion

After originally aiming to build 20 additional fast-service bus lines on high demand routes by 2040, King County Metro has changed its construction timelines and put 13 of those projects on hold.

State cracks down on derelict vessel in Juanita Bay

AG Ferguson filed charges against a man who ran his vessel aground in Juanita Bay.

Legislative candidates talk testing, taxes at voters’ forum

The focus was on education issues, including funding and preparing students for the future.

Rape allegation against Sen. Joe Fain divides King County Council

In a recent interview, Councilmember Kathy Lambert blamed Fain’s accuser for the alleged rape. Then Lambert’s colleagues distanced themselves from her comments.

Paul Allen, shown in 2015. Courtesy of the Herald
Paul Allen dead at 65

Microsoft co-founder, developer, and philanthropist struggled with cancer for decades

State Supreme Court strikes down death penalty

All nine justices found the use of capital punishment in Washington state unconstitutional and racially biased.

B.C. pipeline rupture halts trash service to many Eastside cities

Waste Management fleet without fuel; PSE has urged customers to reduce consumption.

Kirkland Fire Department receives pet oxygen mask donation

The equipment can save the lives of pets suffering from smoke inhalation.

Most Read