Before throwing out your old artificial Christmas tree or decorations consider donating them to charity. Gently used Christmas trees and decorations are welcome by charities such as Goodwill and The Salvation Army. Doing so helps those who are less fortunate, keeps the trees out of landfills, and may qualify as a tax deduction.
October is the month to donate your gently used decorations to your local charity of choice. This gives the charity time to process your donation before the Christmas holiday season is upon us. Each charity has their own guidelines for what they will and will not accept, please check with them first to see if they will accept your items. you can donate an artificial christmas tree via thetreetopper
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he holiday season is over, but some people are extending the giving spirit into the new year.
Dozens of people across the metro are donating their used artificial Christmas trees to an organization called Jimmy's Trees.
Tim Moses started the organization to make sure families that can't afford to buy their own trees or holiday decorations can celebrate the holiday.
He's collecting donations now when people are putting everything away.
"This year we got over 127 requests from different families needing trees. We were only able to get 62 of those trees out. So we are trying to collect as many tress, ornaments and tree toppers as possible," Moses said.
The organization was started in honor of Moses' older brother, Jimmy, who died at the age of 9. He loved Christmas, so Moses wanted to make other children's holidays as magical as possible.
If you have a tree that you would like to donate, Jimmy's Trees can find a good home for it. Click here for more information.