A piece of home when home is far away. That is our mission: We send a piece of the holidays to service men and women who are far from home. While it may not seem like much, these tiny decorated trees are a reminder that our troops are appreciated and not overlooked.
We fulfill our mission with the help of many individuals and companies who donate funds for the purchase of supplies and volunteer their time to decorate individually pack, and deliver each and every tree for shipment. These volunteers brighten the holidays for our heroes.
We have no paid staff and are a 501(c)3 charitable organization. Each $20 donation provides a member of our military a fully decorated 12-inch artificial Christmas tree and handmade tree skirt. Also included is a Christmas card with the name of the Trees From Home donor and tree decorator, Christmas candy, toothbrush and paste and other goodies including Christmas cards for sending home. All this is boxed and shipped to our troops serving overseas in time for Christmas for only $20.
“Thank you so much for your support. It really means a lot to us just knowing there are people out there that support us. It makes us feel that what we do really matters.”
- From all of us in Basrah, Iraq
Trees From Home began as an outreach project of the Daughters of the American Revolution. After two years the project had grown so much that a 501(c)3 was formed to expand the reach of the program. In 2009 we set our goal of shipping 144 boxes overseas and we were delighted to actually ship 1030 trees and goodies. In 2010 we shipped 1,530 boxes. Our 2011 goal was 2,500 trees and gifts to our serving men and women in the US military and we exceeded our goal in 2012 by shipping 2,568 boxes of trees and goodies. To date we have sent over 7,500 packages and we will strive to exceed 10,000 in 2013.
“Your Christmas boxes were quite a surprise and encouragement to some wounded warriors recovering from injuries.”
- Chaplain - Kandahar, Afghanistan
All of the trees, decorations and treats sent overseas are possible only through the generosity of our donors. While we are extremely grateful for the donations of items for inclusion in the gift box it is only with the donation of cash that we can pay for the $11.35 in postage for each and every box. We thank you in advance for your consideration.
“ It truly raises our morale and makes a lot of people here happy.”
- Reed, US Army
Designate a Recipient
We have a prorgram through which you can designate a recipient of your donation. This is a great opportunity to let a child, grandchild, neighbor or other loved one serving overseas know that you are remembering them during the holidays. Click on the link to the right titled "Request a Tree" to provide us this opportunity.
Make a Donation to Honor Another Person
or In Memory of a Loved One
If you know someone who appreciates those who serve our country then a donation to Trees From Home may be an elegant gift to Honor or Memorialize that person. We will send a Certificate of Appreciation recognizing your donation to you or your honoree at your request. Click the link to the right titled "Donation Opportunities" and look for the certificate request form.
Mail your check or money order to:
Trees From Home
2130 Brantwood Avenue
Glendale WI 53209
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