The City of El Paso is adapting to the ongoing pandemic by hosting its first-ever Virtual  Gift Giving Tree this year.

The El Paso community is invited to select from this year’s Virtual Giving Tree to help those in need in our community. This year has been especially difficult for so many and the Gift Giving Tree is yet another great way to help out those that are struggling even more so during this pandemic.

Now in its 30-year, The Gift-Giving Tree is made possible by the City of El Paso, the City’s Retired and Senior Volunteer Program, and the Foster Grandparents Program. The annual Gift Giving Tree provides an opportunity for El Pasoans to help out the less fortunate in our community during the holidays.

How It Works

  • The Gift Giving Tree works by placing hundreds of tags with specifically needed items on holiday trees at Due to the pandemic, the Gift Giving Tree will be set up virtually online.
  • Each tag represents a gift requested by a child, adult, veteran, or senior in need.
  • To select a gift tag, visit and click on the Gift Giving Tree banner.
  • Gifts can be mailed or shipped directly to the agency selected or drop off at any participating Fire Stations which include, Fire Stations: 3, 16, 29, and 22.
  • All gifts are due by December 4, 2020.

The Virtual Gift Giving Tree is made possible with community partners including Bienvivir Senior Health Services, El Paso Animal Services, Ysleta Senior Housing, Mission Senior Housing, Reynolds Home, YWCA Transitional Living Center, Department of State Health Services Children with Special Health Care Needs, Opportunity Center/Magoffin SRO, Armed Services YMCA and the Veterans Transitional Living Center.

For more information on the Virtual Gift Giving Tree, call 915-212-1685 or email


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