Oh, Christmas Tree, Oh Christmas Tree...

Friday, December 05, 2014

For many folks who celebrate Christmas, making family memories during the holidays revolves around the Christmas tree. Whether it’s driving out to a tree farm to cut down a Noble Fir, trotting out the box containing the trusty artificial tree, hanging lights and ornaments, or gathering around it on Christmas morning to open gifts, the tree is often found at the center of these family traditions.

However, for families living in Central City Concern’s family housing, getting a Christmas tree falls down the priority list. Instead, families focus their resources and attention on meeting basic goals – their recovery, employment, education, and health – on the way to finding stability. The work and determination to achieve self-sufficiency doesn’t take a break, even during the holiday season.

Knowing this, Justin Timms and Frog Pond Farm, a family-owned Christmas tree farm in Wilsonville, stepped up in a huge way to spread holiday cheer to our families. Not only did they offer our FAN housing families nearly 80 trees at an incredibly generous rate, they bound them and drove into Portland with a trailer to hand-deliver all the trees.

Because of their generosity, every family living in our five family housing sites who wants a Christmas tree will have one to put up. To decorate. To gather around. 

To make new and lasting family memories.

Thank you so much to Justin and Frog Pond Farm for making the holiday that much brighter!

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You can thank Frog Pond Farm, too, even as they continue to support CCC! Take a fun and family-friendly outing to Frog Pond Farm to cut down your Christmas tree, visit their petting zoo (camels, llamas, alpacas, goats, and rabbits – oh my!), and purchase gifts that include llama and alpaca wool items, candles, and holiday décor. Mention Central City Concern or present this flyer and Frog Pond will donate 10% of your purchase to CCC.

The farm is located at 2995 SW Advance Rd., Wilsonville, OR 97070. They are open seven days a week from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. More information can be found at their website: https://www.facebook.com/thefrogpondfarm