For the second year in a row, the Denver Area Business Association is holding a unique fund raiser for a local charity that also brings some Christmas spirit to the area.
Itâ€™s the tree of hope, and according to Jill Feldmeyer, owner of Fit Dimension on N.C. 16, there are two DABA Christmas trees this year â€” one in front of Safari Miles and the other in front of Fit Dimension.
Businesses can purchase three bulbs to hang on the tree for $35. The proceeds from this yearâ€™s bulb sales will go to Amyâ€™s House.
â€œWith all the hurricanes that happened this past year, people are directing their donations to the Red Cross,â€ said Feldmeyer. â€œI encourage everyone not to forget the non-profits, especially Amyâ€™s House. Donâ€™t forget about the local charities.â€
Last year was the inception of the fund raiser, Feldmeyer said. A tree located in front of R-Anell Homes raised about $1,000 for Habitat for Humanity.
Feldmeyer expects the same success this year.
The idea for the trees came from Feldmeyer herself.
â€œThereâ€™s no Christmas decorations in Denver and I opened my big mouth and suggested we do a tree,â€ she said.
Tom Orell, a DABA member and owner of Orellâ€™s Outdoor Service, said the two trees were taken from the property of fellow DABA member Bo Moore.
This is the first year Orell has helped with the fund raiser.
â€œI think itâ€™s a good idea to get the spirit of Christmas going throughout the community,â€ he said. â€œItâ€™s also a good way to get DABA recognized.â€
For more information on the DABA trees of hope, contact Jill Feldmeyer at Fit Dimension at (704) 483-3188.
by Jon Mayhew