Giving Trees

Every year Augustana students, faculty, staff, and administration collect gifts for local volunteer agencies. This annual tradition helps provide Christmas to many children and families throughout the Sioux Falls Area. Gifts will be donated to Bishop Dudley Hospitality House, Children's Inn, LifeScape, and St. Francis House.  Giving Trees will be located in residence halls, academic buildings, Chapel of Reconciliation, and Administration Building prior to Thanksgiving break through finals in December.

Three easy steps to participate:

  1. Take an ornament from a Giving Tree
  2. Purchase the item while out shopping
  3. Return the unwrapped item to the tree by Thursday, December 12

Please email SALT at with any questions.

Ideas for Toddlers:
  • clothing
  • games
  • learning activities
  • books
Ideas for Teens:
  • baseball caps
  • movies
  • clothing
  • hooded sweatshirts
  • slippers
  • socks
  • games
  • board games
Ideas for Adults:
  • towels
  • bath accessories
  • movies
  • deodorant
  • perfumes
  • socks
  • underwear
  • games
  • coffee