"Thank you, thank you, thank you! The trees you sent to us were fantastic!!! It was a huge blessing to pass the trees out to the Seabees here in Rota, Spain. Trees for Troops is an amazing organization to do this. It is folks like Trees for Troops and the tree farms helps us remember what a great nation and a great people we get to serve through the U.S. Navy. The trees were a huge hit and a monster morale boost!"
"Just wanted to thank you for the wonderful Christmas tree. This is my first real Christmas tree and I really appreciate it! I hope you have a Merry Christmas."
"I would like to thank you for the wonderful gift we receive every year through this amazing program. We are extremely grateful to have a beautiful Christmas tree to place presents under. Thank you for all the love, support, and donations to every and all forms of military personnel."
"We thank you all for your kindness and generosity. The tree we picked out is PERFECT for our home and we love it very much."
- Don, Tami and Donald
"Our beautiful tree was provided by Bel Christmas Tree Farm in Salina, KS. My family wants to thank you for providing such a wonderful gift. You and this wonderful organization have made our Christmas a little brighter. Thank you so much!"
- Ford family
"Thank you for kindness. I look forward to celebrating this holiday season with my son, and will think of our troops, and offer up a prayer of gratitude each time I look at our tree. Merry Christmas and God Bless you."
"We want to send a huge thank you for such a wonderful tree. We know during this stressful economic time, you take the time & resources to think of us. From our family to yours, we are very grateful! Happy holidays to all."
- McCoy Family
Frequently Asked Questions
How does my donation help?
- Costs of the Trees for Troops program include support materials, such as posters, banners, and tree tags that carry tree care tips and positive messages to the troops. There are also direct costs of coordinating the donations of real trees from more than 700 different tree farms and thousands of consumers.
Monetary donations are the fuel that makes the program run!
How much of my donation goes to the program?
How do I know if this is a legitimate program?
The Christmas Spirit Foundation is recognized by IRS as a 501(c)(3) public charity. It was founded in 2005 as the charitable branch of the National Christmas Tree Association, which was established in 1955. The foundation files IRS Form 990 annually and is professionally audited on an annual basis.
The foundation has been accepted into the Combined Federal Campaign (CFC#12283), the world's largest annual workplace charity campaign.
What is Trees for Troops Weekend?
Trees for Troops Weekend takes place every year during the first weekend in December. Consumers can buy a tree at participating tree farms and retail locations to donate to the Trees for Troops program. These trees are delivered to military bases in the U.S. If there are no Trees for Troops Weekend locations near you, you can make a financial donation online or by mail.
Can I send a tree to a particular service member?
Unfortunately, we are unable to designate a tree for a specific individual. However, some Christmas tree farms and retailers, or those that sell mail order trees, may be able to help you do this.