For the past eight years, Prentiss church of God has partnered with People for Care and Learning (pcl.is) to raise money for children locally and globally.
According to pastor J.D. Woodside, “Over the last eight years we have raised over $100,000 to help children in our community and around the world. Thanks to the generosity of people in Franklin and Macon County, we have been able to meet needs at South Macon Elementary, Bartram Academy (formerly Union Academy) KIDS Place and Shop With A Cop. Funds raised also purchase backpacks and school supplies as well as support projects, feeding programs and community centers in Cambodia, Guatemala, and around the globe.”
This year’s local project will include the Crisis Pregnancy Care Center in Franklin as well as several other local projects helping children.
“By giving away 100% of the profits, we are grateful for the impact that our community is able to make by simply purchasing a Christmas Tree,” said Woodside.
This year’s Christmas tree tent will be set up in the vacant lot next to Appalachian Ace Hardware on Palmer Street, beginning the day after Thanksgiving.
For more on the Buy A Tree ministry, visit their Facebook page at Buy a Tree or by clicking here.