COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo - A local project looks to give more than 100 Christmas trees away to families in need throughout southern Colorado Saturday.
The annual Christmas Tree Project will provide free, fully decorated trees for the sixth year this holiday season. The giveaway takes place starting at 9 a.m. and will last until 1 p.m at Santa's workshop on Galley road.
The Christmas Tree project first began as a local event in Colorado Springs but has created national attention and hundreds of same projects across the U.S.
The project started after a simple Craigslist ad from David and Michelle Fein stated the couple wished to give away their artificial Christmas tree. They were contacted by 20 people in less than a few hours telling them their stories all while vying for that one tree, an demand the couple decided they had to meet.
The couple used only $20 to try and help a family in need, a move which spread throughout the community and eventually led to more than 300 trees donated to families across the region.
The couple says the story is not really even about Christmas trees, it’s about an amazing effort that started with a chain of small acts of kindness and blossomed into a citywide effort to help people in need have a better Christmas.
The tradition continues to this day. The giveaway will be held at 4575 Galley Road at Santa's workshop. All are welcome to come.
To donate or to volunteer for the project, click here for more information.