Christmas Tree Donations
Lots of times we think of donating toys and food but how often do we think of donating Christmas trees? Part of the fun of Christmas is decorating a Christmas tree. This year Madeleine and her family are going to donate Christmas trees to people who can't afford them. “I think that it's important that people have a tree for Christmas” said Madeleine Heidebrecht. “It's important because part of the magic of Christmas is decorating and looking at the Christmas tree” said Madeleine.
Madeleine got the idea to start donating trees last year when her dad bought a Christmas tree but her mom didn't like it so, they decided to give it away. This sparked Madeleine’s imagination.This year Madeleine asked her mom if they could buy more trees to donate. “I'm planning to start small but eventually set up a charity” said Madeleine. Madeleine reached out to Nancy McPhee of Stephens backpacks for advice.
Nancy McPhee mother of Stephen McPhee, a Calgary boy who started Stephen’s backpacks charity said “a way you can identify people in need is partner with a charity. For example, the charity CUPS Calgary could really use the support”. “Our first year of donating backpacks, we wrote letters asking for donations”. “In the letters we explained what we were looking for, who we were helping, and how we could use their help” said Nancy McPhee.
How can we help.
Nancy suggested fundraising initiatives such as bake sales, going door to door asking for donations, or maybe even selling popcorn.
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