Donate a Tree

You can help us celebrate 24 years of this magical community based charitable event by donating a decorated holiday tree to the Festival of {Giving} Trees.  This year our plans are to hold the Festival as usual at the LaSalle Reception Center where trees will be viewed in the pre-covid tradition. Last year our Festival was all online and it we had a great response so we are going to keep an online version of the Festival. So this year you have a choice – what that means is you tell us if you would like to have your tree be at the Festival only (Plan A) or you can do you tree and have it online only (Plan B) or finally you do both – have it at the Festival at LaSalle and online (Plan C).

If you choose to do your tree at the hall only then you would choose to set-up your tree on either Tuesday, November 30th or Wednesday, December 1st at the LaSalle Reception Center in Southbridge. If you plan on doing Plan B or C and then your beautiful and creatively decorated tree must be photographed (videos would be great too) and submitted to us by November 15th then it will be displayed on our website and other social media platforms for over two weeks. Yes, if choosing Plan C this does mean you would have to set up your tree at home to take pictures and at the hall on tree setup day. But keep in mind trees will be viewed by a countless number of people from the area.  Whether you’re advertising your business, promoting your organization, showcasing your children’s creations or decorating a tree for yourself, your family or the memory of a loved one, you’ll be proud to be an important part of this exciting annual event. And, just as they always have, our ‘guests’ will have an opportunity to purchase chances to win their tree or trees of choice.

As always, your tree donation contributes to the mission of the Festival of {Giving} Trees Organization.  Over the past twenty-two years, the Festival of {Giving} Trees has raised and donated over $730,000 to our beneficiaries. The money raised is to help the Silent Spring Institute, the Massachusetts Breast Cancer Coalition and The Cancer Center at Harrington Hospital fight the battle against breast cancer and to help fund cancer research.

Early registration is encouraged as the trees will be posted and ticket sales online may begin as soon as we receive them.

You can fill out an On-Line Application or print and mail our Tree Participation Form to Festival of {Giving} Trees, PO Box 387, Sturbridge, MA  01566.

Please return the registration form by November 5th.  We will need all tree pictures BEFORE November 15th, 2021. We know this is early but to get everything set up on line while still organizing and planning a live event we want to give ourselves plenty of time.

Thank you so much for your support and if you have any questions please contact Brenda Lacaire at 508-479-2350 or email me at fogtsparklingtrees@gmail.com.  

A fun – untraditional Christmas tree theme!

Guidelines for Participation in The Festival of (Giving) Trees

  • The trees must be artificial and have a tree stand.
  • Lights on the trees are encouraged and a complimentary tree skirt is welcome.
  • Trees and stands must be new.
  • Please bring original tree boxes and/or bags to leave for the winner to use to remove their tree.
  • Decorations for the trees should reflect a holiday theme and/or a theme which reflects the work or activity that the organization is involved in.
  • All questions regarding decorations should be directed to Brenda Lacaire at 508-479-2350.
  • All decorated trees donated, whether at the Live or Virtual Festival will be raffled off on Sunday, December 5, 2021.
  • Raffle tickets will be sold to raise money for our beneficiaries – Silent Spring Institute, the Massachusetts Breast Cancer Coalition and The Cancer Center at Harrington Hospital.