After you pack away the turkey on Thanksgiving, and get your shopping done on Black Friday, thoughts may turn to Christmas tree buying.
The B.R. Ryall YMCA will open its Christmas tree lot on Friday at 1 p.m. The lot will remain open through Dec. 24.
For more than 12 years the B.R. Ryall YMCA of Northwestern DuPage County has run a Christmas tree lot, selling more than 500 trees. Those tree sales have allowed the YMCA to raise about $20,000 every year, according to the organization.
The tree sales benefit the B.R. Ryall’s annual campaign, and allow it to provide membership and program scholarships to children, families and seniors in need, ensuring everyone can have access to the Y regardless of ability to pay, according to the organization.
“Receiving a scholarship from the B.R. Ryall YMCA makes is possible for my family to have a safe, enjoyable outlet for physical activity, as well as a place to build new, positive connections within the community,” a mother of three teenage boys, a Y scholarship recipient said, in a news release from the Y. “Having access to all that the B.R. Ryall YMCA has to offer will provide us with opportunities that, until now, have been beyond our means.”
B.R. Ryall YMCA of Northwestern DuPage County is located at 49 Deicke Dr. Christmas tree lot hours: Friday, 1 – 9 p.m.; Sat. 9 a.m. – 9 p.m.; Sunday, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.; Monday-Friday 5:30 – 9 p.m.; Dec. 24, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.