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If you want to get in one last good deed this year, here’s one easy space to do it.
Siblings Dan and Morgan Sevigny, founders of Christmas Tree Brooklyn, will come to your house to pick up your tree and take it to get recycled. What’s more, they’ll likewise take any items you want to donate, from clothes to toys to canned food, and deliver them to Covenant House, a shelter for homeless young adults.
The service, available to residents of New York City, charges $49 to remove a 3- to 6-foot-tall tree, and the rate goes up after that, depending on the tree’s height.
Since 2011, thousands of people have applied the services offered, either to ordering a Christmas tree delivered to their home before the vacation, or to have it picked up after. But this is the first time the siblings have offered to take items for donation.
“It’s so important to help those in need in your community, ” Dan Sevigny told The Huffington Post. “And this is such an easy way to do that.”
So far they’ve grew virtually $20,000 worth of clothes and goods for the shelter.