Christmas CanTree

The Christmas CanTree is an annual fundraising effort of the Sacramento Association of REALTORS® Charitable Foundation to support the Del Oro Division of The Salvation Army. The Christmas CanTree Project raised $90,000 in 2014 and $102,000 in 2015. Since 1983, SAR and the Foundation have raised more than $2.8 million to feed Sacramento’s hungry citizens.
Every REALTOR® knows that a healthy community is crucial to their success. All the money raised for CanTree goes directly to The Salvation Army – none of it goes for administration or any other costs.

Timeline & Goals for CanTree

Community CanTree campaigns run from September through December. SAR seeks help from corporations and businesses, large and small, throughout the summer and fall. Committee applications are accepted through September. Applications and committee information is available on our Committees & Clubs page.

The goal for the Sacramento area is to reach a new fundraising record of $100,000. In the span of this project, SAR has raised more than $2 million for The Salvation Army. The ultimate goal of the Sacramento Association of REALTORS® is to raise enough money each Christmas to supply The Salvation Army of Sacramento with food for the Holiday Food Basket Program.

Benefiting Our Community
The funds are used by The Salvation Army to provide holiday food baskets and year–round food assistance programs for needy families and individuals in the Sacramento area. More than 165,000 local individuals are expected to benefit from the funds contributed through CanTree, according to The Salvation Army. CanTree is a critical factor in successfully feeding thousands of people during Christmas time. They also provide rental assistance, utility assistance and emergency lodging and shelter, and help families transition from homelessness to independence.
Being Involved
The Christmas CanTree is sponsored by SAR, but many organizations and individuals contribute to its success through donations of food, money, or goods and services. SAR Members are encouraged to raise money through their own company efforts and fundraisers.

The 2022 CanTree will be built at Cap City Honda on Fulton Ave.

Participate with Christmas CanTree

There are 3 ways to get involved;

Individuals or businesses may bring canned food or cash donations to the Sacramento Association of REALTORS® at 2003 Howe Avenue during business hours (7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.) during the months of November and December. The types of food needed include vegetables, fruit, pasta, beans and soup.
Individuals or businesses may mail a check for the purchase of food to: The Sacramento Association of REALTORS®, 2003 Howe Avenue, Sacramento, CA 95825. Checks should be made payable to Salvation Army. All cash and check donations are used solely for the purchase of food
Individuals or businesses may donate items that can be used for raffles and for SAR’s silent auctions. Money is raised through the various SAR meetings that are held during the CanTree “season” and used for food purchase.

View our Events Page for upcoming Christmas CanTree Fundraisers.

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