GEORGETOWN, Texas (KXAN) — If people are looking for a Christmas tree to decorate their home this holiday season, they can soon purchase one in Georgetown that will support a much bigger purpose.
The Brookwood in Georgetown, known as BiG, will open its first ever Christmas tree farm on Friday. The nonprofit provides jobs and other opportunities for people with developmental disabilities.
The citizens enrolled in BiG’s programs helped unload trees off a delivery truck that arrived Tuesday.
“People are in the spirit of giving, and we just wanted to provide one more opportunity for them to do that,” Judy King, the community outreach coordinator, said, “because all the profits from those trees stay here to fund our organization throughout the year.”
In addition to the Christmas trees, the citizens at BiG work throughout the year to make other artful items by hand, including more than 4,000 ceramic ornaments that are now on sale at the gift shop on the premises.
“Just come on down here, give BiG a shot and you guys will probably love every second you’re here — but then again that’s me being biased,” said Bart Madeley, who’s worked with the nonprofit for six years.
The tree farm will be open at the nonprofit’s location at 905 North Church Street in Georgetown.