When buying a Christmas tree, give an area school a financial boost by purchasing it from Tom Foley and telling him the name of one of the schools that he donates money to. Tom will donate $10 to that school's PTA.
A running tally will be kept on Tom's website of the amount that he'll donate to each school. Last year, Tom donated $11,000 to PTAs.
The participating schools are
- P.S. 10,
- P.S. 39,
- P.S. 107,
- P.S. 124,
- P.S. 133,
- P.S. 154,
- P.S. 295,
- P.S. 321,
- P.S. 372,
- M.S. 51,
- M.S. 88,
- M.S. 443,
- M.S. 447,
- Brooklyn Prospect Charter School,
- Millennium Brooklyn High School, and
- St. Saviour Catholic Academy.
Fraser firs that are five feet tall or taller are Tom Foley's specialty. He also sells Fraser firs that are over eight feet tall and small balsam firs that are two feet to four feet, known as "Charlie Browns," and three feet to five feet. The Frasers are cut just a week before Tom receives them, not months in advance.
Tom has posted tips on the best location in your home for your tree, keeping your tree watered, and what to do with your tree after the holiday.
To order trees online, go to http://www.foleyfirs.com/purchase. Wreaths, pine roping (garland), and tree stands can also be ordered online.
Trees can be delivered for free and set up for free. Take a look at the map of the delivery area.
Tom's stand is open during these hours:
- Mondays through Thursdays, from 1:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
- Fridays, from 11:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m., and
- Saturdays and Sundays, from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.
724 8th Avenue, at the corner of 8th Street
Park Slope, Brooklyn
foleyfirs @ gmail.com