Giving grows on trees at Oxfam

Events, Media Releases, Oxfam Shops, Shops & Fundraising article written on the 26 Oct 2017

UPDATE DEC 2018: After 30 successful years of community support, we have decided not to continue running the Oxfam Christmas Tree campaign. Through our Oxfam community this campaign has raised an incredible amount to tackle poverty around the world. However, it requires a significant amount of time and resources to bring it to life and so we’ve made the decision to invest in other new fundraising activities.

If you wish to buy a live tree again this year, every state has different local organisations which sell live trees often including the Scouts. You can continue to support Oxfam this Christmas by buying fairtrade Christmas decorations, gifting an Oxfam Unwrapped card or donating to our December Appeal to help protect families in Zambia from cholera

Thank you for purchasing your trees from Oxfam and we wish you a happy festive season.

Oxfam Australia is now taking orders for its annual Christmas tree sales, with all proceeds supporting Oxfam’s work tackling poverty in communities around the world.

If there is anything better than a freshly cut, pine scented Christmas tree, it is one that gives back to charity.

Oxfam Australia’s Christmas tree campaign has been running for more than 30 years, delivering trees to homes across Melbourne, Sydney and Adelaide.

“Having a real, pine Christmas tree in your home is one of the most joyful parts of the festive season,” said Oxfam Australia’s Project Manager for the Christmas tree campaign, Madelaine Zajdler.

“Knowing you’re supporting vital, life-changing projects around the world just makes the whole experience all the more meaningful.”

The Christmas trees are sustainably grown on a family-run farm and for each tree cut down, two are planted in its place.

Oxfam works in more than 85 countries around the world, empowering communities with the tools to tackle poverty. This includes implementing long-term projects, campaigning for change at a government and corporate level, and responding to humanitarian emergencies.

“Buying an Oxfam Christmas tree is a great way to make your Christmas more ethical,” said Ms Zajdler.

“It’s also a great option for young families who want to teach their kids about charitable giving at Christmas time, when we tend to get so caught up in the ritual of gift-giving. Buying an Oxfam Christmas tree is the perfect way to make a donation to support people living in poverty, while also enjoying Christmas festivities.”

Oxfam Christmas Trees can be picked up from conveniently located depots in each city on Saturday 2 December for just $85 or dropped off to your home for $120.

Oxfam Christmas trees can be ordered online here and orders can be made up until 27 November.

Oxfam also has a range of beautiful, handmade Christmas tree decorations available through Oxfam Shop, which can be bought online here or at 13 shop locations nationwide.

Every product sold through Oxfam Shop supports artisans and producers in developing countries to access income opportunities through fair and ethical trade.


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