Trees for Troops 2011

This is the neatest deal and every year I am impressed.  A really nice organization called  The Christmas Spirit Foundation provides free Christmas trees for military families all over the United States.  The deliveries will start on 29 November (that’s Tuesday) and continue until 9 December.    In conjunction with FedEx, the Trees for Troops program has delivered over 84,000 trees to military families since 2005.

The list of locations can be found at the Trees for Troops website’s delivery list.


I would love to hear if any of my readers are able to take advantage of this awesome offer.  Christmas trees are so expensive, and it is a nice gesture to help families afford a little more cheer this holiday season.

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Kate Horrell
Kate Horrell is a military financial coach, mom of four teens, and Navy spouse. She has a background in taxes and mortgage banking, and a trove of experience helping other military families with their money. Follow her on twitter @realKateHorrell.
  • Sarah

    We got a free tree last year, and it was the only way we were able to afford it. I was so thankful for it, but I am sad to find out they aren’t doing it on JBLM this year :(

    • Lori

      Sarah, the list shows they are delivered on JBLM on Dec 2nd.

  • Heather

    We got one at Ft Hood last year and are thankful to be getting another here this year too! With five kids to provide Christmas for on Enlisted Salary this sure does help brighten the Holiday spirit in our Home!

  • Kathy

    Do we need to request one ahead of time, or do we just show up on the specified day? This is an amazing program. Thank you so much for the information!

  • Katrina

    So sad they aren’t giving them to families here at wrmnmmc. Good thing I found one for $20 this year. Happy Holidays to all fellow military families, this time of year is very tough. Stay strong!!

  • William Watson

    This is a nice thing they are doing.Trees are not cheep that is why I will not be able to get one this year.When I came home from a secound deployment in december i could not find a job.I am still looking but no luck so I decided to go back to school.The thing is I am so far behind on my bills and morgage that we might not have a christmas at all this year.

  • Shelli

    Only at Military bases why??? We dont live near one but my husband ia a veterand and unemployed where can we get a tree? in Minnesota?

  • Shayla

    Now this will be my first time. The drop off date, is that the first day when we are able to go and receive our tree? I am looking at the Dec 7th @ Fort Eustis. And where in the base is the event located? Should I be calling the base? And if so does anyone happen to have a number that I may call.
    -Thank you

  • Bri

    My fiancée is not deployed but active duty stationed here in Savannah. Would we be eligible to receive a free tree.

    • KateKashman

      Bri, I don’t see why not. It doesn’t not specify that the receiving service member has to be married. Merry Christmas!

  • Wendy Levine

    Not sure how it goes with other posts but at Fort Hood you get a “voucher” (like a business card size with a # assigned so it’s guaranteed you will have a tree. I checked Lowe’s they have trees ranged from $20 (5′ tall), $25 for 6-7′ tall Douglas Fir with tax is $27 not including 10% mil discount. Check it out if you aren’t able to get a voucher. Good luck!

    • Wendy Levine