Charter School Provides Christmas Trees for the Needy

An inspiring twist on a school fundraiser actually gives back to the community too!

What if you could have your beautiful Christmas Tree and make a local needy family’s holiday more bright too? Well, the Parent Network at Antioch Charter Academy II (ACAII) has morphed their Annual Christmas Tree and Wreath Fundraiser into just that idea for a service project.

ACAII is asking Christmas Tree purchasers to pre-order a tree not only for their own homes, but also to donate a Christmas Tree to a needy local family whose holiday budget may not be able to include one this year.

Needy local families are identified through Contra Costa Human Services. Donated trees are personally delivered, (lights, tinsel & decorations included), to these families by ACAII Christmas Tree Volunteers the weekend of December 3rd & 4th – directly from ACAII’s Christmas Tree lot located at 3325 Hacienda Way in Antioch. Christmas Tree pricing starts at just $25 for a 3-4ft Noble Fir and there are 4 types of trees and many sizes to choose from.

“I’ve done a lot of research on Christmas Tree pricing recently,” announced Tamara Mays-ACAII Fundraising Chair, “and our pre-sale prices are definitely less than the local for-profit lots!”

The fundraiser/service project is taking Christmas Tree pre-orders from October 17th-November 17th, with ACAII’s Christmas Tree Volunteers planning to work booths at a local holiday boutique on November 12th, and several area flea markets on the weekends. ACAII Christmas Tree Volunteers are available to give presentations at local churches, businesses and service organizations regarding this project.

Contact Tamara Mays for information, 925.727.7348.

ACAII is a progressive, tuition-free public K-8 charter school designed specifically to produce lifelong learners by nurturing and guiding them in a natural learning environment. We are operated by The Learner-Centered School, Inc., a non-profit, public benefit corporation, so Christmas Tree donations are tax-exempt.

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