Home and auto insurance company The Commonwell Mutual Insurance Group is bringing back their annual festive holiday tree giveaway on Saturday, December 2nd.
The company will gift 50 Christmas trees to residents in each of the three communities where it has offices — Lindsay, Alexandria, and Perth — for a total of 150 trees.
In return for the tree, Commonwell is asking for a cash donation of any amount to Big Brothers Big Sisters (the company will match all donations made to the charity) — or else an act of random kindness for a local resident.
The latter is to remind people about the upcoming “Common Kindness Day” on January 10th, a day Commonwell created to “pay it forward”. Last year, the day saw the company give away hundreds of free coffees and teas.
“Over the past four years, our Christmas tree giveaway has become an important part of how we connect with our communities, and we’ve taken it one step further with Common Kindness Day,” said Tim Shauf, President and CEO of Commonwell.
“The holiday season is often a very busy time for all of us, so we want to make finding the perfect Christmas tree a little bit easier for families. The event is always a wonderful experience for everyone involved, and it’s a great chance to get into the festive spirit and raise money for a great local charity at the same time.”
The tree giveaway in Lindsay takes place from 9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. (or while supplies last) at The Commonwell Mutual Insurance Group at 336 Angeline Street South.
Commonwell is known for supporting registered charities by donating time and funds to causes the company supports through its “Create a Ripple Effect” (CARE) program. Most recently, Commonwell made a CARE donation of $5,000 to Kawartha Lakes Food Source in November, in support of the charity’s weekly school milk program.