UN-Trimming the Tree at American
Here at American Disposal, we are always looking for new ways to reach out and support our local community, so during the holiday season we do all we can to help those in need.
The Un-Trim-A-Tree Gift Program is American’s newest holiday
The program is hosted by the Volunteer Prince William organization to help bring a brighter holiday season to children and seniors in the community. Although American is active in community outreach in all the counties we service, our headquarters and offices are located in Manassas, and we wanted to reach out to our own neighbors in need, right here in Prince William County.
Participants of the program are asked to “adopt” local children in need and provide two gifts per child. Senior gift bags are also requested; these include items such as gloves, scarves, games and holiday treats.
The program is simple. We decorate our tree with festive slips. Each slip has a gift or gifts printed on it. The gifts are items taken from wish lists, created by local children, families and seniors listing what they want (or need) for Christmas.
"We are always looking for new ways to reach out and support our local community, so during the holiday season we do all we can to help those in need."
American employees pick the gifts they are going to donate then pull the slip off the tree. When they return with the unwrapped gift (or gifts, many of us choose to bring in more), the slip is returned to the tree along with a “Donated By” slip, placed on top, with the employee’s name.
We literally UN-trim the tree and replace it with unwrapped gifts to be dropped off with Volunteer Prince William, where they are wrapped and distributed to the community.
This year, just like every other year we have taken part in the Un-Trim a Tree program, we are proud to say that the American Disposal family bought every item from our tree, and then some!
In the spirit of giving, we wanted to share this treasured tradition with our customers and blog readers and perhaps inspire you to start your own Un-Trim a Tree program.
All local businesses, churches, clubs etc. are welcome to participate, so if your organization is looking to spread some holiday cheer, join us in this charitable tradition to ensure that local children awaken to gifts and seniors enjoy a merry holiday season. For more information visit volunteerprincewilliam.org.
From our family to yours,