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 the Trees for Troops® program has delivered a total of 277,001 Real Christmas Trees!

WOULD YOU LIKE TO DONATE A CHRISTMAS TREE THIS YEAR? These Christmas tree retail outlets have signed up and committed to be “Official Trees for Troops Locations” for 2022. Through these outlets, you can buy a fresh Christmas tree and donate it to the program, adding to those already donated by farms and retail lots. All trees donated through an Official Location will be picked up Monday, December 5 by FedEx Freight and delivered to a base during week 2 of the program. Some of these locations even offer online purchase and donation of trees. Visit their website to join in with those who are donating a fresh Christmas tree to military families in 2022!

photos from recipients in 2021

Photos from Pickup Locations in 2021

We had another amazing year in 2021. 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 will trees be delivered in 2022?  Click HERE

 For 2022, we are estimating 15,300 total trees 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. 

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!

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 277, 001 Christmas Trees to military families and troops in the United States and overseas.

Thank you for your support, and Merry Christmas!


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 around 70 military bases in the U.S. and overseas. FedEx has logged more than a million 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.





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