In a chestnut shell, what do you do?
We sell Christmas trees and wreaths online. We give away all of the money from the sales of our trees and wreaths to single moms in need in Wedgewood Houston, Edgehill, and surrounding areas.
Seriously. Walk me through this process. I don't quite get it.
No worries! We're here to help! Here's a comprehensive rundown:
Here's the process:
- Determine what you'd like to purchase from our store. We have trees and wreaths of all different sizes. You have until November 20th at 11:59:59 pm to make your purchase.
- Wait. Just like when you peeked under your parent's bed and spotted that preemo Christmas present (thanks, Mom) a few weeks early, your tree won't be ready for you until December 2nd from 8:00am - 5:00pm. We'll gather all the orders placed on our site, drive to the mountains of North Carolina, and return with the most fragrant flat bed truck o'Christmas happiness this side of the Candy Cane Forest.
- When December 2nd arrives, come visit us at The Fairground Nashville - from 8:00am - 5:00pm to pick up your tree. We'll tie the tree to your car, load into the bed of your truck, or (as we've done more often than you'd think) lovingly cram it into the back seat of your Honda Civic.
- Afterwards, we'll take 100% of the money from the sell of our trees and wreaths, and donate it to single moms in need in the Wedgewood-Houston, Edgehill, and surrounding neighborhoods .
What about Nashville Giving Tree's costs? Don't you have to pay for the trees, thus leaving a pretty small profit?
Ah ha! See, this is where it gets good. Thanks to financial sponsors like Tennessee Steel Haulers Inc, Tarkington and Harwell, Twisted Pair Media and South City Church, 100% of the cost are covered. Any donations that come in over our costs are added to the number that goes to help families in need.
How do you determine who gets the donations?
We work closely in cooperation with Cottage Cove Urban Ministries, Young Life, Salama Urban Ministries, Fall-Hamilton Elementary Enhanced Option School, Maple Built, Young Lives, and Rose Park Math & Science Magnet. Through their direction, we make the donations to deserving single moms in need this holiday season.
Is this a traditional Christmas tree lot?
Not quite. Instead of having all of our trees out and available to be browsed, our trees are cut and wrapped fresh in North Carolina just a day or two before they come to Nashville. These are amazing, grade-A trees, but the first time you'll see your tree in all it's unwrapped, yuletide glory is the moment you get it home (and trust us, it's glorious). Because each tree is custom cut based on your purchase, you must have an order number provided by our website to walk away with a tree.
What if I don't like my tree?
We know buying a Christmas tree sight unseen online can be a little risky. If you don't like your tree -- for any reason -- let us know and we'll refund your money. No questions asked! We want you to be 100% satisfied!
When is the deadline to place my order?
November 20 at 11:59.59pm
When and where do I pick up my order?
December 2nd, 8:00am - 5:00pm at The Fairground Nashville.
Do you deliver?
We do! We'll deliver to zip codes within a 15 mile radius surrounding the South City Church offices for an $80 fee (added to your total upon checkout). Before choosing "local delivery" please make sure you live in one of the following zip codes:
37072, 37135, 37069, 37221, 37122, 37077, 37070, 37086, 37089, 37189, 37218, 37138, 37027, 37209, 37013, 37115, 37116, 37076, 37205, 37024, 37207, 37215, 37011, 37220, 37228, 37216, 37211, 37208, 37217, 37214, 37240, 37212, 37202, 37219, 37222, 37224, 37227, 37230, 37232, 37234, 37236, 37241, 37246, 37250, 37203, 37243, 37229, 37244, 37204, 37235, 37242, 37238, 37201, 37206, 37213, 37210
Who does my money benefit?
Your purchases will help single moms in Wedgwood Houston, Edgehill, and surrounding communities during the holidays by helping them put dinner on the table and gifts under the tree.
How much of the purchase of my tree is used to support single moms in need?
100%. The whole kit and kaboodle. The whole enchilada. All. Of. It! Thanks to our generous sponsors and local donations our overhead costs have been taken care of, and every last cent of your purchase goes to help single moms in need.
Where and when does South City Church currently meet?
We meet Sundays at 10:30 am at Rose Park Middle School. You can check us out at southcitynashville.org.