Operation Christmas Tree’s mission is to contribute abundantly to the collective holiday and community spirit in Sonoma County – a spirit that is contagious and truly exemplifies the real meaning of Christmas.
NOBODY should go without a Christmas tree
Operation Christmas Tree launched in the winter of 2020 during the wave of pandemic-related unemployment. We committed to delivering Christmas trees to Sonoma County families who could use a little extra support over the holidays. The response was overwhelming, and we delivered over 200 trees and their trimmings, along with hot meals and Christmas gifts, in the days leading up to Christmas day.
In 2021 we partnered with Haystack Farm Sonoma and Farm to Pantry to make the Christmas season even better for our community’s families. Families could visit the Operation Christmas Tree farm and choose their pre-cut tree and all necessary decorations. Farm to Pantry provided OCT families with a food box carefully curated by F.E.E.D. Sonoma. All families were able to visit Santa’s Sweet Shoppe, where they could enjoy a hot drink and every holiday treat you could imagine. The magic of Christmas was alive at the farm. With the help of our partners and donors, we provided over 1,000 Sonoma County families with trees and all of their trimmings, fed 577 families, and offered gift sponsorship to 30 families.
If your family is in need, we are here for you. Just fill out an application form, schedule a day to come visit our tree farm (the farm opens November 26), and kick off your holiday season by choosing your beautiful tree to take home and decorate. If you know other families in need, please let them know about Operation Christmas Tree.