Each year, Beckwith Christmas Trees is proud to participate in a national program called "Trees For Troops."
Through this program, managed by the National Christmas Tree Association's Christmas Spirit Foundation, we join growers from throughout the United States in donating real Christmas trees.
Trees are delivered to our troops and their families in Iraq, Afghanistan, Kuwait, and Qatar, as well as to numerous military bases including our own Fort Drum.
Since 2005, this program has donated more than 130,000 real Christmas trees!
Your generous donations are very much appreciated to help us continue this program.
Fed-Ex ships these trees at no charge, but there are many additional expenses including staff to coordinate the shipments, printed materials, etc.
Many families like to buy a second tree, which can be donated to the Trees for Troops program, or to make a monetary gift to help with the related expenses.
According to the NCTA office, "more than 95% of the Christmas SPIRIT Foundation's budget goes directly to its programs. We spend less than 1% on fundraising and administrative costs are about 3.5%. "
Please ask us about the Trees for Troops program, and how you can help.
We also welcome volunteers to help us harvest, wrap and load the trees donated for this program.