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Project Tannenbaum

This goal of this project is to collect artificial trees and holiday ornaments to be given out to families during the holiday season.  In addition they will be seeking donations of live trees from local service organizations and businesses.  

A family can only receive one artificial tree from Tannenbaum.  If a family received an artificial tree in prior years, they cannot get another tree in future years.  They can get ornaments, etc..  Families that received a coupon for a live tree can get a coupon for a live tree every year, in addition to ornaments.


Project Coordinator:


Patti Herring, 717-713-0617,

Project Tannenbaum collects artificial Christmas trees, tree stands, ornaments and tree lights.  We also accept tree toppers, tree skirts, Christmas stockings and wreaths. Please drop off any items on Patti Herring's porch at 613 Lavina Drive


Any questions, please contact Patti at or 717-713-0617.

Project Tannenbaum offers Christmas items (artificial Christmas trees, live Christmas tree certificates, ornaments, lights, etc) to families in our school district. Volunteers are needed to set up, help with distribution, and clean up on Wednesday, December 14! Please contact Patti Herring with any questions.

Project Tannenbaum 2023

Project Tannenbaum’s distribution night was a great success! Over 50 families received artificial trees, live tree gift certificates, tree stands, ornaments, lights, wreaths, garland, tree skirts and stockings! Our very generous Mechanicsburg community continues to donate these items year after year! Many, many thanks to Boy Scout Troop 80 and to Elliott’s Christmas Tree Farm for their donation of the live trees at a discounted price! We are so grateful for the volunteers who helped sort, organize and distribute all of the items ~ Bruce Yerger, Stephanie Yerger, Deb Rock, Rick Herring, Teresa Jones, Cristi Serina, Gail Perez, Suzan Donovan, Tammy Baldwin, Nora Gulden, Janice Deveney, Corinne Flemming, Patti Crouch and one amazing MASH cheerleader! It really does “take a village” ..... and what a beautiful “village” we have right here in Mechanicsburg!


Also big thanks to community members who responded to our last minute request for additional trees. Project Tannenbaum was able to fulfil every request!!

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