Seventy-five Christmas trees are for sale this weekend with their proceeds going to the local food bank and school programming.
Maple Ridge resident Cindy Boileau donated 75 trees to the Friends In Need Food Bank.
The Ridge Meadows Education Foundation (RMEF) will provide the manpower to sell the trees on Saturday at Canadian Tire, and then the profits will be split between the foundation and Friends In Need Food Bank.
Part of the proceeds that come to the education foundation will continue to support the music program at Whonnock Elementary.
The school music program has already received money from the Rotary Wine Fest and from the school district, but the money coming from the Christmas tree sale will give another boost to the initiative.
"This is what RMEF does," said school trustee Dave Rempel, who also sits on the foundation board. "It augments funding for the arts."
The RMEF was founded about six years ago and gives out grants, scholarships, and bursaries.
Grants can be applied for by going to www.sd42.ca under the community tab, which includes information about RMEF.
The Christmas trees are $25 a piece, but $5 coupons are being given out on Saturday during the Mark's Work Wearhouse's customer appreciation event.
The Christmas trees will be sold Canadian Tire on 200th Street in Maple Ridge this Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.