TREEs for Troops

Delivering the spirit of Christmas to military families
– one Christmas Tree at a time.

Mission

The mission of the Christmas Spirit Foundation is to advance the Christmas Spirit for kids, families and the environment through programs and activities.


Over the past 17 years, with your donations, sponsorships and
support we have delivered a total of 277,001 Real Christmas Trees!

photos from recipients in 2021

Photos from Pickup Locations in 2021

We had another amazing year. Wpicked up 14,736 trees from 55 different locations and delivered them to 77 bases in the U.S. across 5 branches of service.

Where were the trees delivered? Click HERE to see a list of bases that received trees in 2021.

Where were trees picked up in 2021? Click HERE to see a list of our 55 collection points.


YOUR HELP IS NEEDED ALL YEAR LONG

Imagine a smiling group of U.S. troops gathered around a Christmas Tree that was grown on an American farm and shipped to arrive fresh and green somewhere on the other side of the world, just in time for Christmas. Or, imagine a spouse and children sharing joyous memories of Christmas through the gift of free, real Christmas Tree while their family member is away serving our country. Trees for Troops® makes this vision a reality!

About Trees for Troops

Trees for Troops, a program of the Christmas SPIRIT Foundation, provides free, farm-grown Christmas Trees to United States armed forces members in all branches of the military and their families, through donations, sponsorships, grants and the work of many volunteers. Review our Trees for Troops Fast Facts for more. Christmas Tree growers have been providing free trees for military families for years. In 2005, FedEx contacted the Christmas SPIRIT Foundation, the 501(c)(3) charitable branch of the National Christmas Tree Association, and wanted to be involved in the foundation’s mission. Together the two organizations expanded the idea of providing Christmas Trees to military families, and Trees for Troops was born. Since 2005, 277,001 free, farm-grown Christmas Trees have been provided to troops and military families in the United States and overseas through Trees for Troops. Thousands of trees are donated by American farm families and the public, and FedEx delivers these trees to more than 70 military bases in the U.S. and overseas. FedEx has logged more than 800,000 ground miles for the Trees for Troops program.

In 2012, Trees for Troops was honored at the White House as a top 20 national finalist in the Joining Forces Community Challenge, an initiative started by First Lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden to recognize organizations that provide exemplary service and support to military families.

In 2017, Trees for Troops was honored to win The Department of Defense - Spirit of Hope Award. Trees for Troops was nominated for the award by the U.S. Coast Guard. The award is given annually by each branch of the military to groups that epitomize Bob Hope's values of patriotism, loyalty, freedom and dedication. Winning this award was a highlight of the season.


Again this year, the amazing Santa Hustle Race Series has named Trees for Troops it’s official charity partner for the virtual run series. The Virtual Santa Hustle® can be 3.1, 6.2 miles, 13.1 miles, or even 26.2 miles at your choice of location, any duration of time, during the designated dates of December 1 – 31, 2021. Run by yourself or with a group, just get out and have a fun time! Every person who registers can also make a donation to T4T.

Calling all joggers! America’s Santa Run has been conducting a fundraiser for Trees for Troops through their virtual run registration. There’s some great swag! Check out that Christmas tree medal! Hurry though…if you want the swag in time for Christmas, register by December 16th. You can complete the run any time by Christmas Day. Get your favorite Santa hat and running shoes and have fun!



Trees for Troops counts on donations from the public to make this program succeed year after year. You can support Trees for Troops through your tax-deductible donation or by becoming a sponsor. The Christmas SPIRIT Foundation is a 501(c)(3) public charity. Your tax-deductible charitable contribution will help those in service to their country and their families receive a Real Christmas Tree and keep the spirit of a traditional Christmas celebration alive. Since 2005, Trees for Troops has provided 276,791 Christmas Trees to military families and troops in the United States and overseas.

Thank you for your support, and Merry Christmas!






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