Looking for a way to pay it forward and do a good deed times two? The Morris Knolls Baseball Booster Club is hosting a Trees for Troops fundraiser and your purchase of a tree not only supports local baseball players but brings a little cheer to military families as well!
Trees for Troops is an organization that delivers the spirit of the holidays, with 17,141 trees donated and sent to US military bases in 2016. A description on their site states:
Trees for Troops, a program of the Christmas SPIRIT Foundation, provides Real Christmas Trees to armed forces members and their families in the U.S. and troops deployed in the Middle East. Through contributions, donations of Real Christmas Trees, the work of many volunteers and the generous in-kind support of our shipping partner FedEx, Trees for Troops has brought the true spirit of Christmas to thousands of deserving service men and women and their families.
Each 6′-7′ douglas fir tree costs $55. All donated trees will be delivered directly to military installations across the western United States and distributed to military families. You can help delight these families by your gift of a real Christmas tree!
30% of the proceeds will help fund the Morris Knolls baseball team’s trip to South Carolina this year. The trip is a great opportunity for the players to get out in warmer weather for training and to play teams from other areas off the US, and this fundraiser provides a great way to help them get there and thank our troops at the same time.
The tree sale is going on until November 15, 2017. If you’d like to sponsor a tree you can send a check to the following address or stop by Foodtown on Route 53 on November 5th from 9am-2pm. Any size donation is welcome—the team will purchase a tree for every $100 they collect from smaller donations to add to the total!
Morris Knolls Baseball Booster Club
PO Box 532
Rockaway, NJ 07866
(put “Trees for Troops” in the memo line)
Contact Jill Kellett for more information.