There may be a pumpkin on your front porch, but it’s not too early to think about spreading some Christmas cheer.
For the eighth holiday season in a row, Wake Forest Baptist Church is partnering with the 82nd Airborne Division of the U.S. Army to provide Christmas trees for military families with a loved one overseas.
The Tree Angels for NC Troops program distributed 90 Christmas trees last year. Organizers say buying a quality live tree can be a big expense for a military family.
Through the program, anyone can pay $55 to sponsor a Fraser fir, and Wake Forest Baptist will make sure the tree is delivered. The trees come from the lot the church operates every year as a fundraiser for its youth group.
“This project not only benefits and blesses the servicemen and women, it also benefits the youth of the community, because profits realized are all directed to supporting our youth group in underwriting the cost of mission trips and other key activities,” said Dave Shannon, team leader of Tree Angels for NC Troops.
Shannon said it is the kind of effort that truly makes a difference during the holiday season.
“Some of my best memories at this event is when a family brings children and they joyfully run around the trees deciding which one they want,” he said.
To participate in the program, call Wake Forest Baptist Church at 919-556-5141 or email Shannon at email@example.com.
Highland typically builds a Habitat house every other year, and the money raised at this year’s bazaar will help fund a home that will be built in Wake County this spring. Highland is partnering with Raleigh’s Christ Episcopal Church for this house.
The bazaar will take place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 1, at Bradley Hall on the Highland Campus at 1901 Ridge Road, Raleigh. Vendors will sell items such as pottery, knitted goods, jewelry, stained glass, paper products and Christmas decorations.
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