Winters Community Tree Fund back for third year

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Winters Community Tree Fund
Special to the Express

The Winters Community Tree Fund is back for the third year in a row with its mission of providing holiday trees to families in need.

As usual, the trees will be ordered and delivered by the Winters FFA, boosting the student group’s efforts while also helping local families in need. The goal remains the same — raise enough funds for 25 to 50 trees for families in Winters and the Winters Joint Unified School District that have been requested or been identified as in need of assistance this holiday season.

The neighbor-led group will start purchasing trees around Nov. 30, pending availability, and asks you to give in any of the following ways:

Venmo directly to @WintersTreeFund (last four digits 5367), or by clicking the link on the Winters Tree Fund website

Donate in person at First Northern Bank, by referencing the checking account ending “3325”

Write a check out to any organizer: Jack Vickrey, Richard Casavecchia or Taylor Buley to be deposited in the account.

Families receiving trees will be notified via email. The trees will be purchased once the FFA tree sale begins, and delivery will occur in conjunction with the other trees from the sale. Stands are available to those who need them.

The grassroots campaign asks you to give any amount to sponsor at least part of a tree, which cost $75 each to procure. Both the recipients and the sponsors will remain anonymous. All funds are meant to be spent, but surplus tree funding will roll over to next year.

For information about how the fund was organized, to contribute, or to request assistance with a tree this holiday season, visit www.winterstreefund.org.

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