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Vale Christmas Tree Sales Continue This Year

Fundraiser benefits Stop Hunger Now.

Until two years ago, proceeds from Vale United Methodist Church's annual Christmas Tree sale funded the group's various missions and projects.

But starting last year, the group decided to donate all the proceeds from its trees to Stop Hunger Now, a global relief organization.

This year's sale kicked off Nov. 24, and will continue through Christmas. It will run this weekend starting at 6 p.m. Friday

The trees come from South Hill Farms in New York through Fairfax resident Fred Burgess, who sells the trees to churches all over Northern Virginia.

The cost of purchasing a tree from the group is enough to cover meals for 120 people, said Clint O'Brien.

The church also offers wreaths and pine roping. For those who don't like the hassle of lugging a tree between the house and the car, the group also offers home delivery for $15.

"By getting a warehouse here, [Stop Hunger Now] will be able to dramatically increase the number of food packaging events and partners it conducts in this region. So there's a real 'multiplier effect' to this fundraiser," Clint O'Brien, the tree sale's founder, wrote in an email to Patch last year.

Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 pm Saturdays, 11 a.m. to 5 p. Sundays, and 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Friday

For more information call 703-620-2594 or email vale.church@verizon.net.

See also:

Vale Church Christmas Tree Sale: Buy a Tree ... Feed 120 People!

Church Christmas Tree Sale Continues to Grow

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