Parade of Trees 

We are thrilled to invite the South Dakota Mines campus and community to this year’s display of giving trees.  In keeping with the giving spirit, we ask that you consider bringing a donation to help your favorite charity.  Below you will find the various charities we are sponsoring as well as their wish list.  Donation bins will be set up by each display.  Everything collected will go directly to the charity.  If you have questions, please call the Office of Student Engagement at 605.394.2336 or email slice@SDSMT.edu.  

Public Viewing:  December 1, 2 & 3, from 9:00 am - 3:00 pm. 

1.  Youth & Family Services

Sponsored by Student Development

  • Boots

  • Gloves

  • Mittens

  • Children’s Books

  • Socks

  • Underwear

  • Sweatpants

  • Caps

  • Scarves

2.  Ronald McDonald House Charities

Sponsored by Alpha Delta Pi

Toys (new and original packaging)

  • Board games

  • Stuffed animals and dolls

  • Books for various reading levels

  • Puzzles

  • Balls and outdoor games

Household Items

  • Paper products (facial tissue, toilet paper, paper towels)

  • Trash bags

  • Aluminum foil, plastic wrap, and sandwich bags

  • Laundry detergent and fabric softener

  • Cleaning products (sponges, dishwashing liquid, dishwasher detergent)

Personal Care Items

  • Deodorant

  • Dental floss

  • Toothpaste

  • Soap

  • Shampoo & Conditioner

3.  Empty Bowls

Sponsored by Mines Dining

  • Food that would fit into an empty bowl.

  • Cans of soup

  • Cereal

  • Canned meals

4.  South Dakota Department of Human Services, Senior Services

Sponsored by Dean of Students & Career Center

  • Grippy socks (various sizes & colors)

  • Paper pads

  • Pens

  • Lotion

  • Hand sanitizer

  • Warm/cool packs

  • Zip-up sweatshirts (various sizes & colors)

5.  Humane Society of the Black Hills

Sponsored by Facilities & Risk Management

  • Kitten chow

  • Dog chop

  • Cat litter

  • Grain-free dog food

  • Wet dog and cat food

  • Blankets

  • Towels

  • Sheets

  • Office supplies

6.  Feeding South Dakota

Sponsored by Physics/Society of Physics Students

  • Peanut butter & jelly

  • Cereal

  • Boxed meals (hamburger, chicken & tuna helpers)

  • Canned chicken and tuna

  • Canned pasta and sauces

  • Dry pasta and rice

  • Canned vegetables 

  • Canned fruits 

  • Soups 

  • Stews

7.  STARS (Save Them All Rescue Service

Sponsored by Devereaux Library

  • Purina dog food

  • Purina pro plan chicken puppy food under a year old

  • Purina cat food all brands

  • Purina one kitten food

  • Science diet kitten

  • Canned dog and cat food any brand

  • KMR kitten formula

  • Horse bedding pine pellets

  • Treats for dogs and cats

  • Toys for cats and dogs

  • Bleach

  • Pine-sol 

  • Disinfecting wipes

  • Paper towels

  • Blankets

  • Throw blankets

  • Cat carriers

  • Wire kennels

8.  Rapid City Central Clothing Closet

Sponsored by Admissions

  • Coats

  • Gloves

  • Clothing

  • Shoes

  • Hope Center

9.  Hope Center

Sponsored by Center for Alumni Relations & Advancement

  • Toilet Paper

  • Bottled Water

  • Travel Hygiene (deodorant, toothpaste, lotions)

  • Wash Cloths

  • Razors

  • Paper Products (Styrofoam bowls & cups, spoons, forks) 

  • Size 4 & 5 Diapers

  • Granola Bars

  • Fruit Snacks

  • Apple Sauce

  • Trash Bags (55 gallons, 33 gallons & kitchen) 

  • Dish Soap

  • Packets of Creamer & Sugar 

  • Hot Cider & Hot Chocolate Packs

  • Blankets

  • Crew & Knee High Socks (Men's & Women's)

10.  WAVI

Sponsored by Triangle Fraternity

  • Toys

11.  Oglala Pet Project

Sponsored by President’s Office, Electrical Engineering and Marketing & Communications

  • Nutrisource puppy food

  • Purina One dog food

  • Purina One puppy food

  • Purina cat or kitten chow 

  • Iams kitten chow 

  • Fancy Feast kitten canned food 

  • Clumping cat  litter 

  • Puppy pads 

  • Cat and dog treats 

  • New or gently used towels 

  • New or gently used blankets 

  • Stamps 

  • Pens

12.  Big Brothers/Big Sisters of the Black Hills

Sponsored by Finance & Administration

  • Any art supplies but especially:  markers, acrylic paint, canvas & paint brushes

  • Board games for teens

  • Nerf gun darts

  • Christmas decorations

  • Christmas wrapping paper

13.  Girls Inc

Sponsored by Alpha Omega Epsilon

  • School supplies

  • Craft supplies

14.  Black Hills Pregnancy Center

Sponsored by Tau Beta Pi

  • Boy or girl clothing, size 9 mo.

  • Boy or girl pajamas, size 9 mo.

  • Girl clothing, size 2T

  • Onesies for boys 6-9 mo.

  • Hooded bath towels

  • Lanolin breast cream

  • Plastic training toilets (sits on the floor, not an insert for the toilet).

  • Floor activity mat

  • Pacifiers & pacifier clips

  • Small toys

  • Teething toys

  • Gender-neutral onesies

  • Toddler toothbrush, nail clippers, brush & comb

15.  Cornerstone Women & Children’s Home

Sponsored by American Chemical Society

  • Diapers (size 4, 5, and 6)

  • Boxes of disposable masks for adults and children

  • Women’s ankle socks multi-pack

  • Women’s bikini or similar underwear (sizes S-XXL)

  • Women’s deodorant

  • Family-sized body wash, body lotion, shampoo, and conditioner

  • Tampons

  • Cleaning supplies:  multi-surface cleaner, bathroom cleaner, and paper towels

  • Laundry detergent

  • Queen size sheets and comforters

  • $20-$25 gift cards to big-box stores and grocery stores (Wal-Mart, Target, Safeway, etc)

  • Items from their Amazon wish list:  https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/1J6SHUWZY0NFV/ref=nav_wishlist_lists_2?_encoding=UTF8&type=wishlist

16.  American Association of University Women AAUW 

Sponsored by Drama Club

  • New and gently used books, any genre

17.  One Heart

Sponsored by Residence Life

  • Comforters

  • Sheet sets

  • Pillows

  • Towels

  • Washcloths

  • Laundry baskets

  • Laundry detergent

  • Toiletries

  • Colored pencils

  • Crayons (24 count)

  • Children's coloring books

  • Children's books

  • Games--Yahtzee, Candy Land, Uno, Sorry

  • Toys appropriate for infants, toddlers, and young children

    18.  CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates)

    Sponsored by Student Senate


    • Small activities or coupons to local businesses (for volunteer visits with youth)

    • $5 gift cards (to coffee shops or treat shops; for appreciation gifts for volunteers in moments of celebration or encouragement)

    • Fun ornaments to decorate our office tree with

    • Christmas cards for volunteers to give to kids (or general cards) 

    • Christmas books

    • Books for teens

    • Advent calendars 

    • Fidget toys/pop its

    • Basketball/soccer ball

    • Board games for (that take no more than 20 minutes)

    • Baking mixes (cookies, muffins, box mixes, cookie cutters; for our kitchen which volunteers may use with youth)

    • Mittens

    • Coffee / hot chocolate

    • Disposable masks – child and adult sizes



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