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It's a Very Beary Christmas!

Very Beary Christmas Tree at Children's HospitalEach year, the Festival of Trees features Goodwill's signature tree, "A Very Beary Christmas." This nine-foot tree is decorated top to bottom with brand-new teddy bears-- usually about 300 furry friends adorn the branches of this festive fir.

A Very Beary Christmas is auctioned off at the Festival of Trees, with the proceeds benefiting the Southwest Florida Goodwill Foundation.  However, a unique tradition started at our very first Festival.  Instead of the keeping the tree for him/herself, the purchasers of this tree have donated it to an area children's hospital or other children's charity.


Help us Adorn our Teddy Bear Tree - Donate a New Bear Today!

Our committee is now collecting new Teddy Bears for the 2019 Festival of Trees "Very Beary Christmas Tree"
contact Susan Hegarty if you would like to donate a bear or host a Bear Drive.

NEW Teddy Bear Drop Off Locations 

Drop off during regular store hours at the following: 




The Festival of Trees Benefits:

Our Host:

SWFL Goodwill Foundation          


These are our 2019 Event Sponsors: 



 Sullivan logo








Westco Logo BW

Lee C Elections landscape logo 2017

Bounce 4 less logo

Children's Workshop


   home depot logo-thumb

Children's Workshop 
 CenturyLink logo 2016





 Volunteer Food Vendors:    
Moes-Logo Jasons Deli