Each year for the past 20 years TLC volunteers have been selling Christmas trees on various street corners around the valley.
This year, because much of the Pacific Northwest was on fire for several months, we weren't sure we would be able to secure enough trees to make it worthwhile to try to sell them. Some of our sources had lost their inventories to the wildfires. And many of those who had trees were charging too much to make it worthwhile to try to sell them.
However, this year we got lucky again. One of our longtime suppliers - out of Oregon - works with us each year and supplies trees at a lot he owns at 3889 W. Bethany Home road in Phoenix.
He sold us some 2000 trees, including Douglas, Noble, Grand Firs and Nordmans of all sizes. Prices range from $45.00 to $250.00, depending on size. We also flock trees for $10.00 a foot.
100% of the funds raised by this project will be used - after labor and cost of trees - to provide Christmas meals, housing, toys and other benefits to formerly homeless addicts who are now in recovery from substance abuse.
Early arrivals will find the best selections. And they will be helping recovering addicts on their paths to a better life. If you have questions you can reach our lot supervisor at 602-348-6102.