UPDATE: OPERATION CHRISTMAS TREE is no longer in operation as of May 2011. This article is from 2009 and it was a great service while it lasted. We were sad to see it go.
Send a Christmas tree to YOUR deployed son or daughter! One couple is making the holidays a little brighter for deployed troops with a project called Operation Christmas Tree. They started Operation Christmas tree when their daughter was deployed to Iraq. Wanting to send a ‘bit of home’ during the holiday season they came up with the idea of shipping two foot tall trees to as many service members as possible in Iraq and Afghanistan, including their daughter.
This idea grew into a big success with troops that received the trees and is now a yearly project.
Packing Day is November 28, 2009. Donations for Specific Troop Members will be accepted until November 26, 2009. You can donate a tree to your deployed son or daughter!
The cost of a tree including lights, decorations, and shipping is $25. Visit their website (http://www.operationchristmastree.com/) where you will find a link for donations via PayPal. http://www.operationchristmastree.com/
You can donate $25 to provide one tree or you can donate any amount that you choose. All donations, regardless of amount, are greatly appreciated. This will help make the holiday season brighter for those who are away from home serving our country.
This is a GREAT idea! I was trying to figure out how I would get a Christmas tree to my son in Afghanistan and am thankful for Operation Christmas Tree! My son will now have a little holiday cheer in freezing Afghanistan!