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Minneapolis, MN – The YMCA of the Greater Twin Cities, a leading nonprofit dedicated to strengthening communities through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility, is selling Christmas trees at six local tree lots starting in November. 

Since 1938, Y Service Clubs have been selling Christmas trees and this year the Y will also offer garland, swags, bows and wreaths for sale. The Blaisdell, Southdale, St. Paul Downtown, Eastside, Midway, Ridgedale and Burnsville YMCA’s and Camp St. Croix are selling these holiday decorations to raise money for youth across the Twin Cities to participate in Y programs and camps. 

“The YMCA is committed to removing barriers that may prevent kids and teens in our community from participating in enriching programs and camps,” said Glen Gunderson and CEO of the YMCA of the Greater Twin Cities. “The Christmas Tree Lots are an annual tradition that help raise funds so all youth have opportunities to participate in meaningful activities that can inspire their future goals and help them reach their potential.”

WHO: 
YMCA of the Greater Twin Cities

WHAT: 
Annual Christmas Tree Lot

WHERE: 
Blaisdell YMCA Tree Lot: Corner of 42nd Street and Hiawatha Avenue
    November 19 – December 15
    Monday – Thursday 4:30 – 8:00 p.m.
    Friday – Sunday 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Southdale YMCA Tree Lot: Southdale YMCA 7355 York Avenue South Edina, MN 55435 (In the Skate Park area)
    November 23 – December 24
    Monday – Thursday 5:00 – 8:00 p.m.
    Friday – Sunday 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

St. Paul Downtown, Eastside and Camp St. Croix Tree Lot: Highland National Golf Course, 1403 Montreal Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55116
    November 23 – December 24
    Monday – Thursday 3:00 – 8:00 p.m.
    Friday – Sunday 9:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
    Special Hours November 23 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.

St. Paul Midway Tree Lot: 530 Wheeler Street
    November 23 – December 24
    Monday – Thursday 12:00 – 7:00 p.m.
    Friday – Sunday 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Burnsville Tree Lot: 13850 Portland Ave. S.
    November 23-December 24
    Open weekdays 6:00-8:00 p.m., Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and Sundays from 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
    Trees can also be picked up outside these hours—visit the front desk at the Y

Minnetonka—Ridgedale YMCA: 12301 Ridgedale Dr.
    November 23-December 24
    Open Fridays 5:00-8:00 p.m., Saturdays 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. and Sundays 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
    Expanded hours on November 23: 10:00 a.m.- 6:00 p.m.
    Outside of these hours, the lot is self-service

About the YMCA of the Greater Twin Cities

The YMCA of the Greater Twin Cities is a leading nonprofit dedicated to strengthening communities through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. Established 162 years ago, the Ys provide life-strengthening services across the greater Twin Cities metro region, southeastern Minnesota and western Wisconsin communities. The 29 Y locations and program sites, eight overnight camps, 10 day camps, and more than 90 child care sites engage more than 350,000 men, women and children of all ages, incomes and backgrounds. To learn more about the Y’s mission and work, visit www.ymcamn.org.