Magazine article The New American

Tree Giveaway

Magazine article The New American

Tree Giveaway

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Chad Rose of Ada, Michigan, helped make 40 families' Christmases a bit brighter in December by giving them fresh and beautiful Christmas trees. Rose's original intention was not to give away so many trees, but he was overcome by the Christmas spirit.

Wood TV reported, "It all started with an ad on Craigslist and a West Michigan man who was trying to get rid of one single Christmas tree. And in just a few days' time, Chad Rose's good intentions got out of hand and resulted in 40 families looking forward to a brighter holiday."

Rose had an extra Christmas tree from a float that his cleaning business had entered into a Christmas parade earlier in December. He did not need it, so he offered it on Craigslist for free.

"And I got an overwhelming amount of emails," Rose told 24 Hour News 8. "Stories that were compelling and made me want to do more."

And more he did. A few days later, Rose acquired 40 trees, which he stored in his yard until needy families could pick them up. …

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