(The following is from a press release)
Keeping with its decades-long tradition, the Simi Valley Family YMCA will begin selling Christmas trees on December 2. The tree lot is run by the Simi Valley Y’s Men’s Club, a YMCA service organization. Members from the group volunteer at the lot along with YMCA board members and Adventure Guide youth and their parents.
Tree sale proceeds go to community nonprofits as well as to YMCA programs including camps and afterschool care. “The money we raise goes right back into the community,” said Ed Reshew, vice-president of the Simi Valley Y’s Men’s Club. “We have about 35 volunteers that help. It’s truly a team effort.”
The Simi Y has been selling Christmas trees since the 1970s. It will be selling mostly Noble firs grown in Oregon. As in years past, Simi YMCA staff will identify families who may not be able to afford a Christmas tree and give them vouchers for a free tree from the lot.
Christmas tree lot hours are 5-9 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays. The tree lot is located at the Simi YMCA (3200 Cochran St., corner of Galena Ave. and Cochran St., in Simi Valley). Five-dollar-off coupons are available at the Y’s front desk. For more information, call 805-583-5338.