The 2018 holiday season was one of giving and heartfelt warmth for many including those who donated to the annual Christmas CanTree project. Every year, the Sacramento Association of Realtors (SAR) is a sponsor for the drive and its members contribute donations of food, money, or goods and community service. All of which are donated to The Salvation Army to be distributed to needy households throughout the area.
Olsen & Fielding, a proud associate member of the SAR, has assisted in the holiday food drive for more than 20 years. Our own team of Santa's Helpers assemble one of the massive CanTrees each year and also disassembles and stores the canned goods until ready for delivery to The Salvation Army.
Striving to Make Fundraising Records
This past year's food drive ran from Thanksgiving through Christmas with a goal of bringing in a new fundraising record of $100,000. In all, SAR has helped contribute over $2 million towards the annual Christmas CanTree project since its inception in 1983. Canned goods used in building the display tree are distributed to food banks throughout the area that are run by or connected to The Salvation Army. Any monies raised are also given to The Salvation Army of Sacramento for use in creating their Holiday Food Baskets.
If you missed the annual building of the three Christmas CanTrees at Sunrise Mall and Mel Rapton Honda, there will be another opportunity to see this fun event next year. In the meantime, you can still help individuals and families all over the Sacramento area by donating to the CanTree project on the SAR website or directly to The Salvation Army.
Why Olsen & Fielding Gets Involved
Olsen & Fielding understands that as a member of the Sacramento business community, we can contribute to the success of local residents who in turn may utilize our moving services. Our great city's economy thrives on the constant flow of constructive energy and wealth between households and businesses. By participating in the annual CanTree drive as SAR associate members, we're able to give some of what we have gained back to the community.
If you are interested in learning more about the Christmas CanTree Project, our community service, or our moving services, give us a call. We'll be happy to help answer any questions. You can also fill out our online contact form to request a free consultation and price estimate for an upcoming move today.