It's a Very Beary Christmas!

Very Beary Christmas Tree at Children's HospitalEach year, the Festival of Trees features Goodwill's signature tree, "A Very Beary Christmas." This nine-foot tree is decorated top to bottom with brand-new teddy bears-- usually about 300 furry friends adorn the branches of this festive fir.

A Very Beary Christmas is auctioned off at the Festival of Trees, with the proceeds benefiting the Southwest Florida Goodwill Foundation.  However, a unique tradition started at our very first Festival.  Instead of the keeping the tree for him/herself, the purchasers of this tree have donated it to an area children's hospital or other children's charity.

Donate a Virtual Teddy Bear!

For as little as $10, you can donate a virtual teddy bear to the Very Beary Christmas tree. Click the "Give Now" icon to donate to this great cause! 


Help us Adorn our Teddy Bear Tree

Our committee is now collecting new Teddy Bears for the 2017 Festival of Trees "Very Beary Christmas Tree"
contact Susan Hegarty if you would like to donate a bear or host a Bear Drive.

Teddy Bear drop-off locations:

Stevens Family Chiropractic


 

About the Southwest Florida Goodwill Foundation

The Southwest Florida Goodwill Foundation is the beneficiary of the Festival of Trees. The Southwest Florida Goodwill Foundation is dedicated to providing a lasting impact on the lives of individuals with disabilities and barriers to employment by providing opportunities to achieve independence. Supporting the mission of Goodwill Industries of Southwest Florida, the Foundation works to ensure long-term funding is available for programs and services as needs escalate in Lee, Collier, Charlotte, Hendry and Glades counties.

Southwest Florida Goodwill Foundation’s Registration # is CH29995.  A COPY OF THE OFFICIAL REGISTRATION AND FINANCIAL INFORMATION MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE DIVISION OF CONSUMER SERVICES BY CALLING TOLL-FREE 1-800-435-7352 WITHIN THE STATE OF FL.  REGISTRATION DOES NOT IMPLY ENDORSEMENT, APPROVAL, OR RECOMMENDATION BY THE STATE.  PLEASE VISIT www.800helpfla.com FOR OFFICIAL REGISTRATION INFORMATION AND ADDITIONAL INFORMATION.


The Festival of Trees Benefits:

Our Host:

SWFL Goodwill Foundation               
SBDAC

 

Goodwill SWFL Partners in Opportunity:

Publix Charities

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Festival of Trees Sponsors:

Starlight Sponsor:

Twinklelight Sponsor: 

 Candlelight Sponsors:

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Media Sponsors:

 

 Tree Delivery:

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