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.


 2019 NEW Teddy Bear Drop Off Locations 

Drop off during regular store hours at the following: 

 

Goodwill Boutique on First, downtown Fort Myers

 

Challenger Retail and Donation Center, Fort Myers, 

 

North Cape Pine Island Road Goodwill in Cape Coral

 

Heritage Bay store, Naples. 

 

Zak’s Jewelery in Cape Coral

 

Colonial Country Club Community Center, Fort Myers

 

 

 


 

About the Southwest Florida Goodwill Foundation

The Southwest Florida Goodwill Foundation is the beneficiary of the Festival of Trees. The Southwest Florida Goodwill Foundation is dedicated to providing a lasting impact on the lives of individuals with disabilities and barriers to employment by providing opportunities to achieve independence. Supporting the mission of Goodwill Industries of Southwest Florida, the Foundation works to ensure long-term funding is available for programs and services as needs escalate in Lee, Collier, Charlotte, Hendry and Glades counties.

Southwest Florida Goodwill Foundation’s Registration # is CH29995.  A COPY OF THE OFFICIAL REGISTRATION AND FINANCIAL INFORMATION MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE DIVISION OF CONSUMER SERVICES BY CALLING TOLL-FREE 1-800-435-7352 WITHIN THE STATE OF FL.  REGISTRATION DOES NOT IMPLY ENDORSEMENT, APPROVAL, OR RECOMMENDATION BY THE STATE.  PLEASE VISIT www.800helpfla.com FOR OFFICIAL REGISTRATION INFORMATION AND ADDITIONAL INFORMATION.


The Festival of Trees Benefits:

Our Host:

SWFL Goodwill Foundation          
SBDAC

 

Event Sponsors:

   

 

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 Sullivan logo

 

 

Two-men

 

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Westco Logo BW

Lee C Elections landscape logo 2017

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Children's Workshop

 

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Children's Workshop 
 CenturyLink logo 2016

 

MBAF

   

 

 Volunteer Food Vendors:    
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