TREEs for Troops

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

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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 16 years, with your donations, sponsorships and
support we have delivered a total of 262,265 Real Christmas Trees!

NEW for 2021! These Christmas tree retail outlets have signed up and committed to be “Official Trees for Troops Locations”. 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 6 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 2021!

Photos from Pickup Locations

We’re looking forward to another amazing year. As we enter November, we are scheduled to pick up about 14,500 trees from 55 different locations and deliver them to 77 bases in the U.S. And it all has to happen in a 2 week period!

Where are the trees being delivered? Click HERE to see a list of bases receiving trees in 2021.

Where are trees being picked up in 2021? Click HERE to see a list of our 45 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, 262,265 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.

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 262,265 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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