Aunt Leah’s Christmas Tree Lots

Comments 55 by Rebecca Bollwitt

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.

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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RT to enter to win a wreath from @AuntLeahs #AuntLeahsTrees & @Miss604

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!

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55 Comments  —  Comments Are Closed

  1. KittyPrideWednesday, December 4th, 2013 — 3:37pm PST

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

  2. RobertaWednesday, December 4th, 2013 — 4:15pm PST

    I love the smell of real Christmas trees and wreaths!

  3. ShirleyWednesday, December 4th, 2013 — 4:38pm PST

    That would look nice in my home 🙂

  4. Lisa GedakWednesday, December 4th, 2013 — 5:25pm PST

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

  5. MichelleWednesday, December 4th, 2013 — 6:02pm PST

    Would love to support such a great cause!

  6. AmWednesday, December 4th, 2013 — 7:47pm PST

    A wreath would look lovely on my door!

  7. DianaWednesday, December 4th, 2013 — 8:25pm PST

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

  8. crystalWednesday, December 4th, 2013 — 8:49pm PST

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

  9. AdamWednesday, December 4th, 2013 — 10:22pm PST

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

  10. MikeWednesday, December 4th, 2013 — 10:27pm PST

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

  11. ChristinaWednesday, December 4th, 2013 — 10:33pm PST

    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_ZThursday, December 5th, 2013 — 12:13am PST

    this would be a nice decoration

  13. Scott PodwinskiThursday, December 5th, 2013 — 5:15am PST

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

  14. MARY MOUGEOTThursday, December 5th, 2013 — 6:54am PST

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

  15. MandyThursday, December 5th, 2013 — 8:33am PST

    Yay Christmas tree!

  16. AlexThursday, December 5th, 2013 — 8:47am PST

    Sounds great for the front door

  17. jordanThursday, December 5th, 2013 — 9:49am PST

    its going to be a white xmas!

  18. staceyThursday, December 5th, 2013 — 10:00am PST

    would love to win this!

  19. AlisaThursday, December 5th, 2013 — 10:47am PST

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

  20. rinoThursday, December 5th, 2013 — 10:49am PST

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

  21. taniaThursday, December 5th, 2013 — 10:51am PST

    This would be excellent

  22. MichelleThursday, December 5th, 2013 — 12:22pm PST

    What a great charity and the trees look good too!

  23. DanielleThursday, December 5th, 2013 — 5:50pm PST

    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. kaykayThursday, December 5th, 2013 — 7:24pm PST

    so welcoming!

  25. HarjitThursday, December 5th, 2013 — 9:59pm PST

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

  26. BobbiThursday, December 5th, 2013 — 10:07pm PST

    A real wreath is a real treat!

  27. mike kThursday, December 5th, 2013 — 10:50pm PST

    id love to hang a beautiful wreath on my front door

  28. AmieFriday, December 6th, 2013 — 12:15am PST

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

  29. Jane MehaiFriday, December 6th, 2013 — 7:25am PST

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

  30. KristaFriday, December 6th, 2013 — 7:55am PST

    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)Friday, December 6th, 2013 — 10:04am PST

    Thanks for the giveaway Rebecca!

  32. MagFriday, December 6th, 2013 — 11:25am PST

    What a great cause!

  33. KatieFriday, December 6th, 2013 — 12:13pm PST

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

  34. Kate TFriday, December 6th, 2013 — 12:37pm PST

    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. AnaFriday, December 6th, 2013 — 1:18pm PST

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

  36. Laura KFriday, December 6th, 2013 — 2:33pm PST

    We heart Aunt Leah’s!

  37. ShannonSaturday, December 7th, 2013 — 9:44am PST

    Nothing beats the smell of a real tree and wreath!

  38. Linda AndersonSaturday, December 7th, 2013 — 11:17am PST

    A wreath would look wonderful on my front door.

  39. Teresa KSaturday, December 7th, 2013 — 12:19pm PST

    I’d love to win.

  40. MarySaturday, December 7th, 2013 — 1:52pm PST

    These are so great!

  41. AnnaSaturday, December 7th, 2013 — 7:44pm PST

    I love wreaths!

  42. ShelleySaturday, December 7th, 2013 — 8:52pm PST

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

  43. Danielle LytwynSaturday, December 7th, 2013 — 10:47pm PST

    Fresh wreaths are the best.

  44. Kim ReesSunday, December 8th, 2013 — 11:38am PST

    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 AnneSunday, December 8th, 2013 — 5:43pm PST

    What a wonderful Charity!

  46. Tara JensenSunday, December 8th, 2013 — 9:36pm PST

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

  47. Ruby BBSunday, December 8th, 2013 — 10:24pm PST

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

  48. SharonSunday, December 8th, 2013 — 11:03pm PST

    So festive!

  49. leahMonday, December 9th, 2013 — 8:20am PST

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

  50. JessicaMonday, December 9th, 2013 — 11:25am PST

    My apartment will smell so christmasy 🙂

  51. JenMonday, December 9th, 2013 — 10:02pm PST

    What a great organization!

  52. CGMonday, December 9th, 2013 — 10:10pm PST

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

  53. Cindy SmithMonday, December 9th, 2013 — 11:27pm PST

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

  54. Peter vT @PvTTuesday, December 10th, 2013 — 10:46am PST

    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 NewtonTuesday, December 10th, 2013 — 11:38am PST

    Such a great cause!

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