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How to get a free Christmas tree, lights, wreath and poinsettia

Posted at 12:50 PM, Dec 04, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-04 23:30:56-05

HENRICO, Va. – Complimentary 7-foot Christmas trees, along with other holiday items, will be available for free on a first come, first serve basis, on Sat., Dec. 5.

The items are compliments of “The Generosity Project,” who last year gave away 180 Christmas trees, wreaths and poinsettias to Richmond-area families. This year they hope to give away 200 Christmas trees.

Tree stands and lights, along with poinsettias and Christmas wreaths will be given out.

The items are only available on a first come basis, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday.

One merely has to stop by, say they need a tree, and take their place in the queue.

There will be more than free decorations to share. Adding to the festive atmosphere will be live music, snacks, coffee and children’s activities.

The giveaway takes place at 2340 Pump Road, on about 19 acres of property with a pavilion, near the Knights of Columbus.

Just look for the signage which will be posted to help direct people to the site.

The Community West Church makes the donations possible, but Jerry Natale emphasized that it is less about the church and more about the community support, saying “it is out of our hearts that it was birthed.”

“We just want to make it a real simple, gracious event where people can come pick up a tree."