Aunt Leah’s Christmas Tree Lots


Wednesday, December 4th, 2013 — 3:34pm PST
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Aunt Leah’s Christmas Tree Lots are now open in several locations around Metro Vancouver. What sets these lots apart is that they are a major annual fundraiser for Aunt Leah’s Place, which helps make a difference in the lives of foster kids, mothers, and babies.

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Photo courtesy of Aunt Leah’s on Facebook

It is estimated that half of BC foster youth will experience homelessness. Aunt Leah’s Society is perhaps the only organization providing programs and support specifically for foster youth transitioning out of government care in BC. Aunt Leah’s provides supported housing, job training, and coaching on essential life skills to foster youth before and after they “age out” of government care at age 19. Aunt Leah’s Tree Lots are the society’s biggest fundraiser each year. Last year, they raised close to $80,000 for Aunt Leah’s unique, targeted programs.

Aunt Leah’s Tree Lot locations for Christmas 2013

Aunt Leah’s has 17 years of experience in tree sales and four locations:

Vancouver Christmas Tree Lot

Location: St. Stephen’s United Church at 54th and Granville Street
Hours: 7 days a week from 10:00am to 9:00pm

Burnaby Christmas Tree Lot

Location: All Saints Anglican Church at Royal Oak and Rumble
Hours: Monday to Thursday from 1:00pm to 9:00pm
Friday, Saturday, Sunday from 10:00am to 9:00pm

Coquitlam Christmas Tree Lot

Location: Eagle Ridge United Church at 2813 Glen Drive
Hours: Friday, Saturday, Sunday from 10:00am to 9:00pm

North Vancouver Christmas Tree Lot

Location: Lonsdale Quay – East Plaza 123 Carrie Cates Court
Hours: Monday, Thursday, Friday from 12:00pm to 8:00pm
Saturday and Sunday from 10:00am to 6:00pm

One hundred percent of the profits from Aunt Leah’s Christmas Tree sales go to pay for housing and programs to support vulnerable new moms and other youths who are aging out of the foster-care system.

Wreath Giveaway

There are seven different types of trees along with stands, wreaths, ornaments and other greenery available for purchase as well. Last year I partnered with Aunt Leah’s for a giveaway and they have graciously offered up a beautiful wreath once again (value $40). Here’s how you can enter to win:

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  • Post the following on Twitter (1 entry)
RT to enter to win a wreath from @AuntLeahs #AuntLeahsTrees & @Miss604 http://ow.ly/rsEbO

I will draw one winner at random from all entries at 12:00pm on Tuesday, December 10, 2013. Follow Aunt Leah’s on Twitter and Facebook for news and updates.

Update The winner is @jessbailey7!

Current contests on Miss604.com

55 comments

  1. KittyPride says:

    We always seek out Aunt Leah lots to get our tree 😀 Great charity!

  2. Roberta says:

    I love the smell of real Christmas trees and wreaths!

  3. Shirley says:

    That would look nice in my home 🙂

  4. Lisa Gedak says:

    I would be proud to hang one of these on our door to welcome our guests:)

  5. Michelle says:

    Would love to support such a great cause!

  6. Am says:

    A wreath would look lovely on my door!

  7. Diana says:

    This would be excellent since I have no room for a tree!

  8. crystal says:

    Would love the wreath to give to someone who could use a smile this Christmas season

  9. Adam says:

    A wreath from Aunt Leah’s has the best feelings connected with Christmas.

  10. Mike says:

    How wonderful to display this wreathon the apartment’s exterior door facing Broadway St., so everyone can enjoy it.

  11. Christina says:

    I wasn’t aware of Aunt Leah’s Christmas Trees and the work they do.
    Nice to hear back story on where proceeds go 🙂

  12. Frank_Z says:

    this would be a nice decoration

  13. Scott Podwinski says:

    This would look awesome on my new wife and I first house! Merry Christmas everyone!

  14. MARY MOUGEOT says:

    This would be so great to have, have a wonderful holiday!

  15. Mandy says:

    Yay Christmas tree!

  16. Alex says:

    Sounds great for the front door

  17. jordan says:

    its going to be a white xmas!

  18. stacey says:

    would love to win this!

  19. Alisa says:

    I don’t have anything Christmas themed up in my apartment yet!

  20. rino says:

    I would be proud to hang one of these on our door.

  21. tania says:

    This would be excellent

  22. Michelle says:

    What a great charity and the trees look good too!

  23. Danielle says:

    Oh wow, that is a totally overlooked demographic. Good for Aunt Leah’s.

    Six people will be stuffed into my 400-square foot basement suite for Christmas dinner. There isn’t even room for a Charlie Brown tree. A wreath on the door would make me look like the fanciest hobo ever.

  24. kaykay says:

    so welcoming!

  25. Harjit says:

    Would be lovely, thanks for the chance to win. Twitter fan@plumerea

  26. Bobbi says:

    A real wreath is a real treat!

  27. mike k says:

    id love to hang a beautiful wreath on my front door

  28. Amie says:

    We are moving the week of Christmas, so all of the decorations will be packed! A wreath would bring some Christmas spirit 🙂

  29. Jane Mehai says:

    I’m so excited about Chrstmas just thinking about this wreath!

  30. Krista says:

    Our front door is sad and lonely, but a lovely Christmas wreath from Aunt Leah’s would be sure to cheer it up. Thank you very much for the giveaway!

  31. Kai Yan Chau (Ivy) says:

    Thanks for the giveaway Rebecca!

  32. Mag says:

    What a great cause!

  33. Katie says:

    We are not allowed full christmas trees in our building, but a wreath would give that christmas smell

  34. Kate T says:

    What a wonderful program! And I love fresh Christmas greens! I hadn’t heard of Aunt Leah’s before – will definitely check it out for our fresh greens for decorating!

  35. Ana says:

    I’d love to start my xmas decorations with this…first xmas in Canada of many many more!

  36. Laura K says:

    We heart Aunt Leah’s!

  37. Shannon says:

    Nothing beats the smell of a real tree and wreath!

  38. Linda Anderson says:

    A wreath would look wonderful on my front door.

  39. Teresa K says:

    I’d love to win.

  40. Mary says:

    These are so great!

  41. Anna says:

    I love wreaths!

  42. Shelley says:

    This would be so nice for a grave site I have in mind.

  43. Danielle Lytwyn says:

    Fresh wreaths are the best.

  44. Kim Rees says:

    Would love to give this to my Aunt & Uncle who are always hosting Christmas dinner for all of who struggle with cooking a Turkey Dinner…

  45. Carol Anne says:

    What a wonderful Charity!

  46. Tara Jensen says:

    what an awesome giveaway and a way to spread the word! thanks so much

  47. Ruby BB says:

    a fresh wreath is such a gr8 addition to the holiday decor.

  48. Sharon says:

    So festive!

  49. leah says:

    I’ve been looking all over for the perfect wreath!!

  50. Jessica says:

    My apartment will smell so christmasy 🙂

  51. Jen says:

    What a great organization!

  52. CG says:

    What a great initiative – would love to support them in any way I can.

  53. Cindy Smith says:

    Good timing for this prize as I can’t find my decoration wreath anywhere – could this be a sign?

  54. Peter vT @PvT says:

    This is where we’ve been getting our tree from the last many years. People there are always super nice (and warm, considering all those hours they spend sitting and standing in the outdoors).

    Not for me, but if I were to win, I know just the family I would gift the wreath to.

    Merry Christmas!

  55. Sarah Newton says:

    Such a great cause!

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