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
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.
Official Letter To Our Community
We hope 2023 has been good to you and this note finds you and yours happy and healthy.
This time of year, we are usually preparing the announcement of this year’s Operation Christmas Tree project, but regretfully we have decided not to move forward with the project this year.
As many of you know, this project takes a village to execute. 2023 was a big year for many who help put this project on each year. It was a year full of ups, downs and change for our team. With that being said we have decided it is best that we take a year off to recover and regroup.
We know this is not the news our OCT families and partners want to hear. Please know this was a VERY HARD decision for us. Our goal is always to serve our community and give back and it has been hard for us to take this stop back.
Our hope is that we can use this time as an opportunity to build our support and network of help and that we can return in 2024 bigger and better than ever.
This is not the end. This is a time to step back so we can propel forward in the coming year.
Operation Christmas Tree remains committed to helping our community and supporting Sonoma County families and other nonprofits.
We will continue to do what we can to support our community this year. We have a few ideas up our sleeves and will share details as things come to fruition.
If you know of a way that Operation Christmas Tree can support Sonoma County organizations this holiday season, please reach out.
Thank you to all of those who have supportod Operation Christmas Tree over the past three years. We hold so much gratitude in our hearts for every single donor, volunteer, partner and sponsor. We hope that you will continue to support our efforts and stay connected.
We love you guys!!
The Operation Christmas Tree Team