Good Samaritan Ministries Tree Lot

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Nov 16, 2010

Good Samaritan Ministries Tree Lot
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An Innsbrook Tradition Continues for 13 Years – Come Buy a Tree And Help Give A Needy Child In Richmond A Gift Of Hope For The Holidays

The 13th Annual Innsbrook Christmas Tree Lot Opens November 25
Hours: Monday – Thursday 3 p.m.  to 8 p.m.
    Friday – 3 p.m.  to 9 p.m.
    Saturday – 10 a.m.  to 9 p.m.
    Sunday – 11 a.m.  to 8 p.m.

Beginning November 25, the Good Samaritan Ministries will set up its tree lot for the 12th year in the Innsbrook Shoppes parking lot near the corner of Broad Street and Cox Road.   So what makes the Good Samaritan Ministries Tree Lot at Innsbrook so special and so meaningful?

This Christmas tree lot is about sharing the caring spirit of the Innsbrook community with those who are less fortunate than ourselves.   Providing the space for Good Samaritan Ministries to sell its beautiful frasier fir and white pine trees to people in the community during the holidays enables this ministry to direct all of the proceeds to buy gifts for children who attend the Commonwealth Christian Academy, a Richmond inner-city school for underprivileged children.   Children who attend this school come from impoverished, dysfunctional families, and would not otherwise experience the happiness of unwrapping a gift during the holidays.   

Funds from the Innsbrook Christmas tree lot are used to fulfill a child’s wish for that special gift they have put on their “wish list” – perhaps a doll, a book, a new pair of shoes or some basic clothes.  Volunteers from Good Samaritan Ministries go shopping early in December and have everything wrapped and ready to distribute to the 50 schoolchildren in time for the holidays.  Some of the most simple gifts put the biggest smiles on the faces of these children, and for many, these are the only gifts they will receive.   

Every year, several companies in the Innsbrook community help support the tree lot and employees generously volunteer their time to help sell the trees at the lot – and many involve their children as volunteers as well.   The caring spirit of giving back to the community is why the tree lot returns to Innsbrook every year.   There are so many underprivileged children right here in our own community who hope to experience the joy of opening a present during the holidays.   Your support gives these children the gift of hope and helps make a difference in the lives of those less fortunate.