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The Treesgiving Foundation was created with the purpose of sprucing up the holidays for children and families in the local and surrounding communities. We would like the opportunity to assist those who are in unexpected situations and need some holiday cheer. Whether in the hospital, shelter, or struggling to keep it going during the holiday, Treesgiving is here to let you know, WE CARE. Let us spruce up a tree for you, your child(ren), family, neighbor, or entire community. No children, families, individual, or senior should go without a Christmas tree for the holidays.
Treesgiving is recognized as a 501(c)(3) as of January 2019
EIN/Tax Identification number: 84-2075711
Treesgiving was created for a 7 year-old (2018) who wanted to provide all children with a mini tree for the holiday like he had.
"My son had a little mini blue Christmas tree on his dresser in his room. It only had lights on it and he wanted ornaments. My husband took him to the store and they picked some out. After we finished decorating, we discussed being thankful. We spoke how he was fortunate to have his own mini tree because many children do not. This made my son sad. He asked if there was was a way to provide other/all kids with trees. In the moment I told him it was a very nice genuine thought but no. The next day, I thought, I can make that happen for him, and Treesgiving was formed."
- Andrea, Founder of Treesgiving
As Founder and President of Treesgiving, Andrea's mission was to bring her son Jacob's vision of providing all children with a Christmas tree to life.
Since 2019, the Treesgiving Foundation has distributed over 2000 tabletop Christmas trees to children, families, and seniors in our local and surrounding communities. We have worked with Community Circle of Detroit, Grace Center of Hope in Pontiac, Ronald McDonald House of Detroit, Starship Family Services, and created our very own "porch crashers" in 2020. We have partnerships with Canterbury-on-the-Lake in Waterford, Detroit Institute for Children, and the Waterford Senior Center. Andrea looks forward to continuing and creating more partnerships with those who believe in our mission.
The boy who asked his mom how he could provide trees to everyone who doesn't have one during the holiday season.
Jacob is currently in 7th grade and attends White Lake Middle School in White Lake, Michigan. Since our first holiday season in 2019, Jacob has helped distribute over 2000 tabletop Christmas trees to children, families, and seniors throughout our local and surrounding communities. He dedicates his time by assisting with raising money through out annual bottle/can drive and craft shows. He volunteers at all events where trees are decorated and kits assembled. He has also facilitated senior tree decorating activities where he assists with set-up, tear-down, and with seniors who may need help in decorating their trees. This past holiday season was extra special where Jacob could be found dancing in the streets at the Holiday Extravaganza Christmas Parade before distributing 125 tabletop Christmas trees to seniors in attendance at the warming center.
As Vice President of Treesgiving, Earlene brings generosity through her dedication to spreading holiday cheer to children and seniors throughout the community. She has dedicated her time to assisting with information tables, raising funds at craft shows, selecting recipients for upcoming holiday seasons, and following through with our annual "Build Trees for Kids" event to assure our mission is achieved each holiday season. The Treesgiving Foundation has made tremendous growth over the past two seasons since Earlene has joined our board as Vice President.
Ellie is a junior at Waterford Kettering High School. Ellie started as an ambassador in 2022 and is highly involved with the Treesgiving Foundation. She attends Board Meetings, assists with set-up/tear-down of our table at trade shows as well. Last season (2022), Ellie also took part in speaking and providing all students at Donelson Elementary with a tree kit. This past season Ellie was a part of distributing 125 tabletop Christmas trees to seniors inside the warming center at the Holiday Extravaganza Christmas Parade. She also assisted with our annual "Build Trees for Kids" event. Ellie has been volunteering with our foundation since 2021.
Allison is a 8th grader and homeschooled in Waterford. Allison became a youth ambassador in 2022. After volunteering at our "Build Trees for Kids" event in 2021 she decided to get involved. Throughout 2022 she volunteered with our "Stuff a truck" bottle and can drive which helped raise over $1200 for our foundation. She attended Board Meetings, assisted with set-up of trade shows, spoke to students at Donelson Elementary and handed out tree kits to all students who attended the assembly. She also helped deliver 400 tree kits to the Detroit Institute for Children who work with Children with special needs.
In 2023, Allison volunteered at with our bottle/can drive, three craft shows, distribution of 125 tabletop Christmas trees to seniors at the Holiday Extravaganza Christmas Parade, and our annual "Build Trees for Kids" event.
Outside of Treesgiving, Allison is a very talented artist.
Jesse is in first grade at Lakewood Elementary in White Lake, Michigan. She is Jacob's little sister and was not going to let him be the only one having holiday fun for the year so Jesse joined Treesgiving as part of our youth ambassadors. Jesse loves decorating trees and helping with set up of events. She enjoys taking pictures and definitely loves the holiday treats that comes along with events. She has volunteered at 2022 and 2023 "Build Trees for Kids" events where over 1100 tree kits were assembled for children throughout the local and surrounding communities. She also assisted with the placement of trees once they were decorated at the Waterford Senior Center and assured they were ready for Meals-on-wheels.
Your generous donation will help us spread cheer and spirit during the holiday season. Thank you.
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all recipients of trees/ornaments assume all liability in misuse of donation that causes any harm
as well as any UNFORESEEN circumstances causing harm
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