For over 20 years Aunt Leah’s Tree Lots have been raising funds for programs that help prevent children in foster care from becoming homeless, and young mothers in need from losing custody of their children. We source our quality trees from Pacific Northwest Tree Farmers, who’s sustainable efforts and techniques ensure low environmental impact. Last year over $100,000 was raised thanks to generous sponsors, buyers and countless volunteer hours. This Christmas season join the tradition and help give foster kids a home.
TREE LOT LOCATIONS & HOURS
Vancouver Christmas Tree Lot - Opens: November 27, 2015
Coquitlam Christmas Tree Lot - Opens: November 27, 2015
Burnaby Christmas Tree Lot - Opens: November 27, 2015
North Vancouver Christmas Tree Lot - Opens: November 27, 2015
Lonsdale Quay – East Plaza 123 Carrie Cates Court – Map
November 27th-December 22nd, 2015
Monday to Thursday 12 PM – 7 PM; Friday & Saturday 10 AM- 7 PM; Sunday 10 AM – 6 PM
US VS. THE COMPETITION
Aunt Leah’s Christmas Tree Lots are the only business enterprises in the Lower Mainland that dedicate 100% of their profits to fund programs that help prevent children in foster care from becoming homeless, and young mothers from losing custody of their children. Aunt Leah’s distinguishes itself from its competition in four ways: efficiency, marketing, product line, and customer service.
- Large-scale use of volunteers cut labor costs while improving customer service and word-of-mouth sales (236 volunteers in 2010);
- electronic point of sale machines have increased convenience, accountability and professionalism;
- an increased variety of trees solidified a higher-end niche market while avoiding competition with ‘big box’ stores selling mono-crop trees as ‘loss leaders’;
- personalized service (description of tree qualities, tree bagging, car roof tie down, tree care advice) increased customer satisfaction;
- and highlighting the charitable portion of the tree purchase with an info package increased awareness of Aunt Leah’s social mission.
TRAINING FOR TEENS
Your tree purchase also helps us provide our Retail Training Program, giving at-risk youth early experience in sales and service that will remain on their resume for years to come. Our business enterprises also act as ‘real-world’ training situations for at-risk youth, who often have no previous employment experience. Last year, one of our past ‘Support Link’ graduates was hired on as Manager for our Burnaby Christmas Tree Lot. We also run Retail Training through our other long-running social enterprise: Aunt Leah’s Thrift Store. Students leave the program with experience in customer service, cash handling, sales, advertising, promotion, inventory, pricing, display and stocking.
VOLUNTEERING AT AUNT LEAH’S TREE LOTS
This is a great holiday activity to do with family and friends. Sign up with your own group or if you sign up as an individual volunteer, we will pair you up with some of our other great volunteers. Volunteer jobs are in customer service/sales, cashier, lot maintenance and set-up and clean-up. Not everyone has to do heavy lifting! If this is a concern for you, we can make sure you are signed up to work as cashier or providing customer service. More physical work on the lots includes holding trees to show families, helping load trees to their vehicle and trimming trunks and lower branches. There will staff and other volunteers there to help you! Shifts are four hours long and we like to sign volunteers up in groups of four for busy days and 2-3 for less busy days. We have four Tree Lot Locations where you can volunteer. It’s never too early to get more information and get on the waiting list. Please contact Chloe Dunn, our Volunteer Coordinator, at (604) 525-1204 x224 or email@example.com for more information or to sign up!
TREE LOT SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
Promote your business by sponsoring Aunt Leah’s Charity Tree Lots. Sponsorship will be customized to meet your needs.
Contact Karin King for more information: 604-525-1204 ext 225 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
2015 CHRISTMAS TREE LOTS PRICES
|Cultured Douglas Fir||3′-9′||$8/foot|
|Interior Douglas Fir||3-10′||$5/foot|
|Delivery is $40 per tree|
|Tree Stands||table top||$20|
|Table Top Trees||small||$20|
|Table Top Trees||large||$35|
|SwagsYouth Made Swag||$30$25|
|Aunt Leah’s Chocolates||$2|
|Aunt Leah’s Ornaments||$10|
|Loose Greenery||by donation|