Free Christmas trees and other support for military families

​Additional Thanksgiving and Christmas support for military and veteran families - LINK

Christmas Decor - Home decorated for the holidays
The Decorated Family Program began in 2003 after a franchisee attended a holiday dinner party and began to consider all of the military members overseas who will not be able to celebrate with those they love. The program spread quickly throughout the franchise system and is now in its sixth official season. Christmas Decor franchisees are proud to have found an extra special way to thank our country’s soldiers for their dedication and support by decorating their families’ homes. People can nominate deserving military families in their community by filling out the nomination form available on the Christmas Decor fan page on Facebook. You can use the link to the right to go directly to the form. The form allows people to explain why the family should become a “Christmas Decor Decorated Family.” Winners are awarded based on their location (to ensure there is a local franchise to provide the award) and the impact of their story on the judges. The deadline for nominations is November 11 this year to ensure proper time to prepare and plan for the wonderful gift of lights.

**Operation Sgt. Santa (Fort Eustis, VA) (awaiting 2023 info)
Our goal this year is to once again give our service members and their families FREE holiday train rides! 20 trips are currently planned for this year's event starting Dec 9th to the 11th & Dec 16th to the 18th. With your help, they will once again enjoy a wonderful train ride around beautiful Fort Eustis, a visit from Sgt. Santa and lasting Christmas memories.

Trees for Troops
Trees for Troops, a program of the Christmas SPIRIT Foundation, provides free, farm-grown Christmas Trees to United States armed forces members in all branches of the military and their families, through donations, sponsorships, grants and the work of many volunteers.

Are you a military family in need of financial support for the Christmas holidays?

Be sure to visit our exhaustive listing of organizations who help with Christmas holiday meals and gifts for the military and veteran community - LINK.

You can help the military spread Christmas cheer

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