VFW Tress for Troops

Trees for Troops

VFW National Commander B.J. Lawrence's special project for 2018-19 is Trees for Troops®, a program of the Christmas SPIRIT Foundation which provides free, farm-grown Christmas trees to United States Armed Forces members in all branches of the military and their families.


Christmas tree growers have been providing free trees for military families for years. In 2005, FedEx contacted the Christmas SPIRIT Foundation, the 501(c)(3) charitable branch of the National Christmas Tree Association, and wanted to be involved in the foundation’s mission.

Together the two organizations expanded the idea of providing Christmas trees to military families, and Trees for Troops was born.

Since 2005, more than 208,720 free, farm-grown Christmas trees have been provided to troops and military families in the United States and overseas through Trees for Troops.

Thousands of trees are donated by American farm families and the public, and FedEx delivers these trees to more than 63 military bases in the U.S. and overseas.

To support the Trees for Troops project, donate online here, or send checks payable to the VFW, earmarked “Trees for Troops” to:

Veterans of Foreign Wars
Quartermaster General
406 W. 34th Street
Kansas City, Missouri 64111