Free Christmas trees available for those who can’t afford one

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DENVER — Reindeer Ranch is giving away free Christmas trees Thursday for people who can’t afford to buy their own this year.

The giveaway will be held Christmas Eve from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. or until supplies run out at the Reindeer Ranch Christmas Tree lot on Colorado Boulevard and Cherry Creek North Drive. At least 70 trees of all sizes, up to 10 feet tall, were anticipated to be given away.

“Our intentions are to share the spirit of this holiday with people who otherwise would not be able to have a tree. We are grateful to be able to share the joy and true meaning of Christmas with others,” the Reindeer Ranch said in a release.

The Ranch also said they will be donating $5 to Urban Peak for each of Handmade Log Reindeer or Snowman sold through Thursday. Those items are made using beetle kill wood acquired under contract of the Colorado State Forrest Service.

Urban Peak provides shelter and services to youth experiencing homelessness in Denver and Colorado Springs.

Last year, Reindeer Ranch also gave away 70 trees and raised hundreds of dollars for Urban Peak. They say they expect this year’s event to be significantly bigger.

The location of Christmas tree giveaway and Urban Peak fundraiser is 550 S Colorado Blvd., between Cherry Creek and Virginia/Cherry Creek N. Dr. next to the APO Rug Store.

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