For many years, Christmas tree growers have been providing free trees for charitable purposes.
In 2005, the National Christmas Tree Association developed the Christmas SPIRIT Foundation as a 501(c)(3) charitable organization to advance
the spirit of Christmas. The foundation quickly developed plans for a national program that could unify the individual programs of tree growers and state Christmas tree associations. FedEx became involved as the inkind sponsor – and the national Trees for Troops program was born.
Trees for Troops provides Real Christmas Trees to armed forces members and their families in the U.S. and stationed overseas.
To date, more than 122,000 trees have been donated and provided to troops and military families, and FedEx has provided the in-kind service of shipping these trees while logging more than 419,862 miles.
Visit the Trees for Troops website
to learn more.