Festival of Trees Seeks Tree Sponsors and Volunteers

Goodwill Industries of Southwest Florida begins 10th year of hosting holiday tradition
By: Goodwill Industries of Southwest Florida, Inc.
About two dozen trees are decorated by sponsors and raffled at festival's end.
About two dozen trees are decorated by sponsors and raffled at festival's end.
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FORT MYERS, Fla. - July 28, 2016 - PRLog -- Plans are underway to host the tenth annual Festival of Trees, a decade-long holiday tradition at the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center in downtown Fort Myers. The Festival opens November 30 and runs through December 4, with Santa's Block Party and Brunch scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 3.

About two dozen uniquely decorated trees, valued between $400 and $1,200, will be displayed and raffled. Some sponsors decorate beyond those minimum requirements for an exceedingly good value on a raffle ticket.

"Event marketing is a great way to promote your business so the sooner tree sponsors respond, the more options they'll have to pick a theme," said Susan Hegarty, Goodwill's Community Relations Coordinator. "We don't want 15 Pokémon trees this year, but one may be apropos."

In addition to tree sponsors, the event relies on dozens of volunteers during the 5-day festival.

"Elves are needed to decorate the Art Center; tree angels can watch over the trees and work alongside children at Santa's Workshop. As always, the public will vote for their favorite trees, and we need volunteers to tally the ballots," said Natalie Tursi, Volunteer Coordinator.

For more volunteer opportunities or to add your name to Santa's Helper list, contact Tursi at (239) 995-2106, ext. 2214 or at natalietursi@goodwillswfl.org. Tree Sponsor information can be found at www.Goodwilltrees.com or contact Hegarty at (239) 652-1613 or susanhegarty@goodwillswfl.org. For more information about Goodwill Industries of Southwest Florida, visit www.goodwillswfl.org.

Proceeds from this event go to the Southwest Florida Goodwill Foundation, in support of Goodwill Industries of Southwest Florida Inc., a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization serving Collier, Lee, Charlotte, Hendry and Glades Counties. The agency's mission is to help people with disabilities and disadvantages by offering life-changing opportunities to achieve independence. Goodwill's programs in Southwest Florida include Pathways to Opportunity and Pathways to Work, Job-Link resource centers, small business training classes, disability-accessible housing, the Goodwill L.I.F.E. Academy charter school, and more.

Susan Hegarty, Community Releations Coordinator
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