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 2018 Festival of Trees "Very Beary Christmas Tree"
contact Susan Hegarty if you would like to donate a bear or host a Bear Drive.

2018 Teddy Bear drop-off locations:
Norris Furniture and Interiors
Twisted Vine/Barrel Room
Hampton Inn Cape Coral
Hotel Indigo
Zak's Jewelry
Goodwill Boutique
Cascades at River Hall

 

 

Thank to our 2017 Bear Collectors:
Bella Terra Clubhouse, Estero
Bellisimo Salon in Fort Myers
Dex Imaging offices in Fort Myers and Bonita Springs
Goodwill’s Boutique on First, in Fort Myers River District
Goodwill’s Opportunity Center, 5100 Tice Street
Norris Furniture & Interiors locations in Fort Myers, Naples and Sanibel
Stevens Family Chiropractic
Zak’s Jewelry in Cape Coral


 

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

 

Event Sponsors:

   

 

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Univision SW Florida

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Annual Sponsors - Partners In Opportunity:

Publix

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 Volunteer Food Vendors:    
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