When we made the decision to grow Christmas trees our hope was that we could sell enough each year to cover the cost of maintaining the property which includes landscaping, building maintenance, equipment, insurance, fertilizer, and all the costs incurred to purchase, plant and care for the trees each year.
That said, we have decided to donate all the proceeds above our costs to charity. Based on this, our trees are priced at $100.00. Over the past six years, we have given over $165,000.00 to a number of charities.
We would like you to think of your purchase as a donation to charity in return for which you get the opportunity to enjoy this beautiful piece of open space and at the same time “make memories” with your family. And on top of that, you get to bring home a freshly cut tree! In the end, we believe the experience we offer, the trees we sell, and the support of a local charity are the right formula and provide an excellent value. We hope you agree!
Change is Simple (CiS) inspires elementary students to adopt lifelong environmental and social responsibility through a hands-on sustainability curriculum. The CiS education program transforms classrooms into construction zones and ecosystems, and children into engineers and scientists. With assistance from area college students, the program allows children to use real world science, math, English, and social studies to address the sustainability of our air, food, water and natural systems.
At the ages when children are the most open to assimilating new ideas and values, these lessons create a deep understanding of the connections between the health of our planet, communities, and humans. CiS equips children with the tools necessary to make a tangible difference every day. CiS empowers children to go from bystanders to mindful, active participants in creating a healthier and more sustainable world. For more info: www.changeissimple.org
Young people who leave the foster care or juvenile justice system without safe, stable & permanent family connections face grim outcomes, including high rates of homelessness, unemployment, early parenting and lack of education.
Plummer is changing that by deeply and effectively engaging families for each young person we serve while building their skills and community connections, and by sharing our knowledge with others. Every year Plummer Home serves over 240 young men and woman from our community.
The Boys & Girls Club of Greater Salem engages a Formula for Impact that ensures that success is within reach of every young person who walks through our doors with all members promoted from one grade to the next and on track to graduate from high school with a plan for the future, demonstrating good character and citizenship, and living a healthy lifestyle.
This Formula is accomplished by employing caring adult professionals, utilizing nationally tested programs including those that are evidence-based, and understanding that we are “Powered by the Community.” Every day we expand the minds and broaden the horizons of our youth while also developing their sense of belonging to the community
2014’s charity was:
The Cabot Performing Arts Center is a newly-formed nonprofit organization, bringing local and international talent to Massachusetts’ North Shore. This is the next generation of the 93-year old Cabot Theater, a downtown Beverly anchor that is being transformed into an active cultural center — presenting film, live music, dance, and theater — by a group of local volunteers who are committed to injecting new life and vitality into this iconic structure and which will result in a revitalization of the whole downtown.
Donations will help support renovations to the building over the next three years, to create the ultimate entertainment facility for the entire North Shore.For more information of The Cabot Performing Arts Center, including its program calendar and ticket sales, please visit their website at http://www.TheCabot.org/
2013’s charity was
Our heartfelt gratitude for your participation in last year’s sold out season, allowing us to provide Direct Relief with a $25,000 donation to assist Philippine victims in recovering from Super Typhoon Haiyan.