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Mary Anne McAndrew (847) 540-6000
AREA RESIDENTS INVITED TO ‘TRADE-IN’ THEIR
ARTIFICIAL CHRISTMAS TREES TO BENEFIT FAMILIES IN NEED
Donated Trees to be accepted October 1-31
WI (October 8th, 2012) At Christmas, for
many families it’s
difficult to afford toys and gifts for children to put under the tree,
let alone the Christmas tree. Requests to The Salvation Army for food,
clothing and toys were up last Christmas, and 2012 promises to be
another difficult year for many families.
Creations, a national premium artificial tree and decor company, is
teaming up with The Salvation Army this year to help Milwaukee area
families in need with its “Tree Trade-In” program for the month of
October. This is the first year the program will include the Milwaukee
area, as it was unveiled in 2011 for the Chicago and suburban areas in
Milwaukee area families are invited to
donate their gently used artificial Christmas tree (3-feet and larger)
to families in need by scheduling a pick-up at 1-800-SA-TRUCK or
Area residents who donate a tree will receive an online coupon code for
an extra 10 percent off any new online Treetime artificial Christmas
tree purchase (which includes free shipping), to be redeemed by October
31. For more information, visit www.treetime.com.
collected Christmas trees will be donated to The Salvation Army for
distribution to area families in need, and in time for the holiday this
year. The first annual Tree Trade-In program in 2011 benefited nearly
200 families in the Chicagoland area. Last year, The Salvation Army in
Milwaukee County distributed 100,000 toys to needy children of low
income and unemployed families.
so many people wanting to celebrate the holiday season, it’s hard to
imagine Christmas time without a decorated tree,” says Laurie Kane,
Owner, Treetime Christmas Creations. “We are thrilled to partner
The Salvation Army to help bring joy to families this holiday, while
providing a ‘greener’ way for residents to pass on their Christmas
for more years of enjoyment, rather than adding trees to landfills.”
families simply can’t afford a Christmas tree, or could better spend
the money on food and clothing,” said Captain Gerhard Scheler, The
Salvation Army. “Plus, they can continue to use an artificial
tree year after year. More than 56,000 families shop in our Milwaukee
retail stores in the months leading up to the holiday season, and
thousands more request toys and clothing through our Corps community
centers. We are pleased to partner with Treetime Christmas Creations to
bring the joy of Christmas into the homes of families in need.”
About The Salvation Army
Salvation Army is the largest social service organization in the
world. In Milwaukee County, The Salvation Army operates 85 programs,
including disaster relief, shelter, meals, rehabilitation programs,
child care and head start, senior services and Christmas assistance.
For more information call 1-800-264-6412 or visit our website at www.SAmilwaukee.org.
About Treetime Christmas Creations
Christmas Creations features more than 200 varieties of Christmas
trees, as well as wreaths, garland, storage containers, accessories and
other holiday décor. Treetime artificial Christmas trees are
exclusively by seasoned designers that understand the importance of
style, beauty, reliability and quality craftsmanship. Owned and
operated by Joe and Laurie Kane, Treetime products are available to
customers across the country via online, telephone ordering or at their
50,000 square foot showroom in Lake Barrington, IL (suburb of Chicago).
Showroom and tree donation hours through October 31 are: Monday
through Friday 10:00am-6:00pm, and Saturday/Sunday 10:00am-5:00pm. For
more information, please call 847.527.8880 or visit www.treetime.com.