The Christmas Spirit Foundation is providing live Christmas trees to members of the armed services and their families through the support of local tree farms in several states.
“Trees for Troops program has provided almost a quarter million free, real Christmas Trees to military families and troops since it started in 2005. Our mission is to provide Christmas SPIRIT to kids, families and the environment, and the Trees for Troops program does that,” their website reads.
To get involved, Trees for Troops says that all you need to do is visit one of the Participating
Locations during Trees for Troops Weekend, December 2-4, where you can buy a tree, write a personal message on a special tag, attach it to the tree and add that tree to the FedEx trailer on-site.
According to the Christmas SPIRIT Foundation, they are estimating that 15,300 total trees will be picked up from 54 locations and given to 84 total bases. Trees are donated by individual farms and lots, the collective efforts of state and regional Christmas Tree associations, local sponsoring groups, and the customers of participating locations.
“Hundreds of donors and volunteers participate each year to make Trees for Troops happen,” CSF says.
1121 N. Bethlehem Pike, Spring House, PA 19477
Strathmeyer Christmas Trees
334 Carlisle Ave. York, PA 17404
Yenser’s Tree Farm
1910 Mahoning Dr. East, Lehighton, PA 18235
Bustard’s Christmas Tree
2210 Bustard Rd, Lansdale, PA 19446
Medina Christmas Tree Farms
3235 Hamilton Road, Medina, OH 44256
The Whitehouse Christmas Tree Farm
11500 Obee Road, Whitehouse, OH 43571
8107 N. SR 48, Waynesville, OH 45068
706 Main Street, Neenah, WI 54956
The Fir Farm
166 Hillsdale Road, Colts Neck, NJ 07722
Donaldson’s Greenhouse & Nursery
178 Airport Road, Hackettstown, NJ 07840
Cerbo’s Parsippany Greenhouse
440 Littleton Road, Parsippany, NJ 07054
Richardson Christmas Tree Farm
9407 Richardson Rd, Spring Grove, IL 60081
Those donated trees will be picked up on and routed to various bases during two weeks of deliveries the last week of November and the first full week of December.
The Christmas SPIRIT Foundation is a 501(c)3 tax-exempt charitable organization that works to recognize and support Christmas Spirit throughout the year, with programs such as Trees for Troops.
Programs that promote Christmas Spirit for kids, families or the environment are supported. The foundation was established in 2005 as the charitable branch of the National Christmas Tree Association, a nonprofit trade association for the farm-grown Christmas Tree industry.
In addition to Trees for Troops, the Christmas SPIRIT Foundation offers a contest to design a greeting card, a fund for programs/charities that promote “Christmas Spirit” all year and has provided various past programs, including college scholarships, online curriculum for teachers, hurricane relief and recycling promotion programs. The Christmas SPIRIT Foundation has been awarded the “Best in America” seal of excellence by the Independent Charities of America.The Christmas SPIRIT Foundation
To get involved and bring some Christmas cheer to those who sacrifice everything for our freedoms, you can visit their website here.