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Recycling a Tree for a Small Fundraiser Fee

The holidays are history, and so is that Christmas tree. Here's how to give it to a great cause.

The needles from the Christmas tree will be found in my carpet long into spring, but the tree itself is outside, ready to spread some more Christmas cheer.

It's the last weekend for Christmas Tree Recycling at . You can drop off your tree along with a $5 donation on Saturday, Jan. 7 or Sunday, Jan. 8 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. If you're bringing your flocked tree to its near-final resting place, you'll have to pay a higher fee. If you're also feeling flush after all the Christmas goodies you raked in, you can feel free to fork over more cash as well. All of the funds raised go to fund San Marin's Safe & Sober Grad Night.

Drop off your trees in the student parking lot off San Marin Drive. There are also willing folks who will come pick up your tree for you. That will set you back $10 (with flocked trees at a higher amount). For more information, call 899-9223, e-mail smtreerecycle@gmail.com or visit the website.

San Ramon Holiday Share

This is the final week. You have until Friday, Jan. 6, to donate to the 2011-12 Holiday Share Program over at . Keep the spirit of the season alive and help others. Bring in your canned food items, new unwrapped gifts for children up to age 17, or new unwrapped adult gifts and drop them off in the big barrel behind the office. These items will support the Novato Human Needs Center and the to help those in need for the new year.  

Red Boy Teams up with San Jose Middle

Dine in or take out at  in Ignacio between Monday, Jan. 9, and Wednesday, Jan. 11, and a portion of the proceeds will go directly into coffers.

Olive Gets Boost from Cali Grill

Wednesday, Jan. 11, is also the date of Dine and Donate over at . Head on over there on Jan. 11, and California Grill will generously donate 15 percent of the proceeds to Olive.

Patty Maher January 06, 2012 at 03:11 AM
You'll need a flier for the Red Boy Pizza fundraiser for San Jose Middle School. It's uploaded as a PDF now.
Sue McQuinn January 07, 2012 at 02:01 AM
Stop by with your tree or call for a pick up Saturday or Sunday and help support San Marin High School's Safe Graduation. Our family volunteered last weekend and it was wonderful to see how supportive the Novato community is.
Craig Belfor January 07, 2012 at 08:42 PM
According to a KCBS story this morning, the unsold trees go into a lake to provide cover for young fish, nutrients for algae growth that helps the food chain, and in the end, say the fishermen, result in bigger fish. This is only for unsold trees! Do not dump them into Stafford yourself, as the program targets certain lakes only that qualify for this program.

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