Saturday, December 8, 2012
A record number of trees were donated to Trees for Troops through Mahoney's this year.
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Saturday, December 8, 2012
The information below was submitted by Lisa Roberts on behalf of Mahoney's Garden Centers. Over 1,500 military families will have a merrier Christmas this year thanks to those that donated a Christmas tree through the Trees for Troops program at Mahoney’s Garden Centers, including the location near the Wayland-Weston border. Mahoney’s Trees for Troops campaign ran from Veteran’s Day to Dec. 2, allowing donors to stop in at any of their eight locations, or call a hotline, to buy a Christmas tree for a military family. This year, a record number of trees were donated, almost twice as many as last year, making Mahoney’s the number one generator of trees for the Trees for Troops program in North America. “We want to thank you to everyone that …
Saturday, November 17, 2012
The garden center in east Wayland has reopened for the holiday season and is in the midst of a charity drive.
Mahoney's Garden Center in Wayland is back open for the holiday season and it's jumping right into the holiday giving with another year of hosting Trees for Troops. Mahoney's locations throughout Massachusetts are serving as the hub for the Trees for Troops program in the Commonwealth. Trees for Troops allows individuals to purchase a holiday tree that will donated to a military family serving in the U.S. or overseas. A press release from Mahoney's relays a message from a previous recipient, quoted from the Trees for Troops website: “I wanted to thank you deeply for the tree that you gave me and my family for Christmas this year. My husband is currently serving in Afghanistan and I knew that the holidays were going to be especially hard on…
Sunday, November 27, 2011
Mahoney's Garden Center said Trees for Troops is already a popular with customers this season.
A lot of focus is paid to the gifts under the tree this time of year, but what if there isn't a tree at all? For some military families, that is exactly the situation in which they find themselves at Christmas. Mahoney's Garden Center, along with about 40 other retail establishments around the country, participates in Trees for Troops in an effort to provide trees for those families. "A lot of people are glad we do it," said Mahoney's spokesman Gary Merrill. "It kind of goes with the holidays. I feel good about selling them [donated trees] to people." Trees for Troops works with FedEx to deliver the donated trees to military families around the world. When a customer comes into Mahoney's, they pay $24.50 to purchase a Trees for Troops tree…
Friday, November 4, 2011
Program is designed to get Christmas trees to military families.
The Christmas season with all it's decking of the halls, putting gifts under the tree and hanging of ornaments will be in full force in a matter of weeks. This year, Mahoney's Garden Centers, including the Wayland location, are hoping customers will help provide Christmas trees for military families through the company's Trees for Troops program. Beginning on Veterans Day, Nov. 11, a donation of $24.50 will purchase a Christmas tree for a military family. Along with each tree, the donor will receive a card to write a special thanks or holiday wish to the family. “It’s a sense of knowing that someone else cares,” said Lori DeVincentis Bruschi, marketing director for family, morale, welfare and recreation at Fort Bragg Garrison in North …