MORRISTOWN, NJ – On Saturday, December 10 and Sunday December 11, Country Mile Gardens of Morristown will host their 9th Annual Christmas Tree Donation Weekend to benefit Homeless Solutions, Inc. For every cut tree over 5' they sell on these two days, Country Mile Gardens will make a $10 donation in support of Homeless Solutions shelter programs.
Country Mile Gardens is a family owned and operated business which opened in 1978.The garden center has hosted this event for the past eight years, and have donated over $10,000 to the Morristown non-profit.
"We realize that this time of year it is better to give than receive", said Thomas Gallo, who's family owns the garden center. "We wanted to bring attention to Homeless Solutions because not everyone thinks of them and there are more homeless people in Morris County than people think. We are happy to help them raise awareness and money".
“Country Mile Gardens has been a wonderful community partner, supporting our programs for the past eight years with their Christmas Tree Donation Weekend", said HSI Chief Development Officer Stephanie Cicale. "Homeless Solutions’ guests and staff are very appreciative of their generosity and commitment to our programs!”
To be a part of the Christmas Tree donation to Homeless Solutions, visit Country Mile Gardens at 1108 Mt. Kemble Avenue between 9am and 6pm.
About Homeless Solutions, Inc.
Homeless Solutions is a private, non-profit organization that has been helping the homeless and working poor in the Morris County, NJ area since 1983. Homeless Solutions operates emergency Shelter Programs for families, single women, single men, and the homeless mentally ill, in addition to a Transitional Housing facility. Based on the organization motto of ‘A Hand up, not a Handout’, its staff and programs give people the tools they need to rebuild their lives, and as working people move to independence, Homeless Solutions develops and renovates sustainable homes people can afford. In 2015 HSI sheltered and housed 424 individuals, including 128 children. To learn more or volunteer, please visit www.homelesssolutions.org.