Give A Tree

The Salvation Army is once again teaming up with California Backyard

to provide families in need with Christmas trees! This is the 11th year for the Give-A-Tree program. It benefits families living in Sacramento and Placer Counties. Please see more details below and attached.


The Salvation Army and California Backyard are teaming up to make the holidays a little brighter for families in need. For the 11th year in a row, California Backyard is collecting gently used trees at its four locations in Sacramento and Placer Counties through the Give-A-Tree program. The trees are given to The Salvation Army. The nonprofit then gives the trees out to families who have signed up for holiday assistance.

There’s a special incentive for donors as well. When you give a gently used tree, California Backyard will give you an additional 10% off the sale price of a new pre-lit Ever Fresh Tree.


For many families, just putting food on the table and keeping the lights on are a challenge. So, when the holidays come around, it can be nearly impossible to provide a traditional Christmas experience. Luckily, The Salvation Army and California Backyard have stepped up over the past decade to fill the gaps for parents trying to make ends meet.

Re-using artificial trees, instead of buying new ones, also helps keep them out of the landfill. It’s a greener way to spread holiday cheer.


Between The Sacramento and Roseville Salvation Army, approximately 4,400 families will receive holiday assistance this year. The families applied for help earlier this Fall. Applicants were accepted based on their need. Families signed up for assistance can receive toys, food and a tree. The Salvation Army’s mission is to meet human needs in the name of God without discrimination.


Donate new or gently used Christmas trees to any four California Backyard locations

  • 1529 Eureka Rd., Roseville, CA
  • 12210 Tributary Lane, Rancho Cordova, CA
  • 2947 Arden Way, Sacramento, CA
  • 8457 Elk Grove Blvd., Elk Grove, CA


Trees are being accepted now through December 13.