Coopersville family to host ‘artificial tree farm’ for families with children with special needs
A Coopersville family wants to give other families with special needs children the experience of going to a farm for a Christmas tree, but they need your help.
COOPERSVILLE, Michigan – A Coopersville family wants to give other families with children with special needs the experience of going to a farm for a Christmas tree, but they need your help.
BJ, the son of Duane and Amy Young, has special needs and suffers from asthma. He cannot have a living Christmas tree in the house.
They had a strong desire for this Christmas tree farm experience.
Last year, they started planting artificial trees in their driveway.
Dozens of families with children with special needs came to hunt the trees and made lasting memories.
This year they want to make the event even bigger. The family has partnered with the Coopersville United Methodist Church to make this happen.
Now they need donations of Christmas trees from the community.
“Last year they had 75 and we’re down to about 50 trees,” said Reverend Cori Conran of The United Methodist Church. “We are always looking for donations of new or lightly used Christmas trees. Preferably less than eight feet tall to fit in normal homes, and we’re looking for non-pre-lit so we don’t have any fire issues we need to worry about. ”
The artificial tree farm will take place next month, December 4th. They will also have Christmas decorations, lights, a photo booth and hot chocolate for the guests.
Families will need to book a time slot online to come and hunt their tree.
If you would like to donate a tree, click here.
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