Vacavilles Festival of Trees is a three day event that starts on 29 Nov. 2011 and runs to 01 Dec 2011
Located at the Vacavile Skating Center: 551 Davis Street, Vacaville CA. 95688
Festival Of Trees happens every year for the benefit of Vacaville's Opportunity House Homeless Shelter. An inspiring shelter that offers a hand up. The festival is operated soley by volunteers who come together to bring more than just holiday cheer to all. Each of the beautiful Christmas Trees are auctioned off and 95% of all proceeds goes to fund Opportunity House. This event is tha largest fund raiser for Opportunity House. We hope to have a record breaking year this year. I've been to see some of the set up, the trees are simply stunning: Here's an example of an incomplete tree from Young Artist Conservatory Of Music with a $400 electric guitar gift provided by: Tweed Hut Music Store on Hume Way in Vacaville CA. (more gifts will be under this tree before the day is done.
Because of generous donations from local businesses like Tweed Hut Music each of these trees will sell for several hundred to several thousands during the auction. There are a total of 50 large trees like this being auctioned along with mini trees and a sleigh full of crafts and treats all donated by individuals, churches like Saint Mary's, Saint Josephs, Cross Roads and others.
Take a good look at the works in progress as we head towards tomorrows Festival Opening.
As you can see from these photo's Vacaville's Festival Of Trees has something for both young and old. It's a magical time of year that brings our community together with music and cheer as we embrace the holiday season with giving to families looking to change their lives for the better.
Opportunity House doe's a beautiful job taking in families in distress, sheltering them and feeding them while training heads of household to learn skills from budgeting to finding gainful employment. This is an accountabilty program designed specifically to graduate a family to self suffeicency. I know there are other models in cities throughout the United States; I just don't know how they work. Vacaville's Opportunity House not only works I believe it's outstanding success can be used as a National Model to help the homeless.
Come to Vacaville CA and see this for yourself it is tully inspiring:
A must see in person come to the event, bid on your favorite tree or trees. There's real value in this for you and Opportunity House.
We look forward to seeing you.
Warm regards and seasons greetings! :)
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