ELKIN — Native non-profits will profit from a brand new custom that started this vacation season with the Trim a Tree for Charity program in downtown Elkin. Organizers with Discover Elkin stated they hope the occasion will develop into an annual one and proceed to develop. This 12 months, 20 Christmas timber have been positioned within the open area on Commonplace St. subsequent to the Yadkin Valley Trails and Heritage Heart. Space companies sponsored a tree for $100 and embellished it. Every enterprise then chosen a charity for donations to go to.
Guests can go stroll by the lot with the Christmas timber, scan the QR code on every tree (it additionally lists the enterprise sponsor and designated non-profit) and vote for his or her favourite tree by donating to that designated charity. Voting is open till Jan. 1. The tree with essentially the most votes will obtain a further $250 donation to the chosen charity from Discover Elkin.
“I believe it’s a enjoyable technique to welcome guests to Elkin throughout the Christmas season whereas additionally serving to non-profits in our neighborhood,” stated Natalie Eidson with Discover Elkin. “We began with 20 this 12 months, however I’m hoping to develop to a bigger show subsequent 12 months.
All the timber have been donated from Bottomley. Sponsoring companies for the Trim a Tree program embrace: Prism, the Barn at Heritage Farm, Underdown Ball & Associates, G&B Vitality, Sodexo, ACC Coatings, Elkin Metropolis Colleges, Klondike Farm Horse Sanctuary, Hugh Chatham Memorial Hospital, Yadkin Valley Residence Well being, Wake Forest Baptist Outpatient Imaging, Charles R. Briggs, Midtown Barber, Surrey Financial institution, Hugh Chatham Girls’s Heart, Riverview Holdings and Starmount Crossing Cinema.
Non-profits that can profit from the tree trimming undertaking embrace: Ebenezer’s Kids’s Residence, The Legacy Heart, The ARK, The Kids’s Heart of Northwest NC, Yadkin Valley United Fund, Elkin Canine Park, Foothills Arts Council, Klondike Horse Farm Sanctuary, Habitat for Humanity, Constructive Pink Energy, Bridge of Unity, Lifelife Being pregnant Heart, Tri County Christian Ministries, and Grace Clinic.