Chicago Area Residents Donate 120+ Christmas Trees to Families in Need

WHAT: More than 120 Christmas trees will be donated to The Salvation Army in Chicagoland as part of a first-of-its-kind program led by TreeTime Christmas Creations.  Chicago area residents jumpstarted their holiday giving in October by donating gently used artificial Christmas trees.  TreeTime owners will present the large assortment of donated trees to The Salvation Army  for transportation to their thrift stores, where they will be given away  to area families in need.

WHEN: Thursday, November 10, 2011 | 10:00 a.m.

WHERE: TreeTime Christmas Creations

22N102 Pepper Road

Lake Barrington, IL

WHY: TreeTime Christmas Creations recognized there are area families that don’t have the financial means to purchase a Christmas tree this season and wanted to lend a hand.  The Salvation Army has more than 5,000 Chicago area families that regularly visit their local retail stores for household items to make ends meet, and many have to go without decorations for the holiday.  Chicago area residents who brought in trees during the month of October received 15% off a new tree purchase at TreeTime Christmas Creations during their “Tree Trade-in Sale”.


WHO:   Joe and Laurie Kane, owners of TreeTime Christmas Creations in Lake Barrington, will present more than 120 donated trees to Envoy Earnhart of The Salvation Army.

MEDIA CONTACT: Mary Anne McAndrew    (847) 540-6000

Melanie Scofield (773) 205-3254


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