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Festival of Trees

Congratulations to the 2022 Festival of Trees Winners!

  • First place: Calvary Children’s Home (Tree #2)
  • Second place: Stratton’s Snuggles, decorated by Century 21 Hometown Realtors (Tree #9
  • Third place: Wounded Warrior Project, decorated by McClain’s Custom Silk Flowers and Gifts (Tree # 1

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Entry # Tree Decorator Selected Nonprofit Organization Organization Description See the Tree
1. McClain's Custom Silk Flowers and Gifts Wounded Warrior Project McClain's Custom Silk Flowers and Gifts, the business that decorated the tree, is a mother-daughter team that feels strongly about how wounded service men and women should be supported when they return home.  SEE THE TREE
2. Calvary Home for Children
Calvary Home for Children Calvary Home provides help, hope and home to abused and neglected children. Our vision is to build an exceptional community of nurturing foster homes for displaced children in the Upstate.  SEE THE TREE
3. Meals On Wheels – Anderson Meals On Wheels – Anderson Meals on Wheels-Anderson is to deliver hope for our senior and disabled neighbors in Anderson County through meal delivery and interaction that nourishes their physical and emotional needs. SEE THE TREE
4. YouthLink STEM Academy
YouthLink STEM Academy YouthLink is a 501c(3) nonprofit organization that offers STEM Education and Leadership programming opportunities intended to increase community involvement by empowering youth with the necessary tools to advance academically, professionally and personally. SEE THE TREE
5. Chudyk Financial Services & Insurance Group Oconee County Habitat for Humanity Our vision is a world where everyone has a decent place to live. Seeking to put God’s love into action, Oconee Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities and hope.
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6. Seneca Elk's Lodge #2822 Seneca Elk's Lodge #2822 Seneca Elk's Lodge exists to build stronger communities through youth support programs, service to veteran's and specific needs of the local community. See the Tree
7. Toys for Tots
Toys for Tots Toys for Tots assists the U.S. Marine Corps in providing a tangible sign of hope to economically disadvantaged children at Christmas by collecting new unwrapped toys and distributing those toys to less fortunate children at Christmas. SEE THE TREE
8. Pilot Club of Seneca Pilot Club Projects and Programs Pilot International is a volunteer based organization serving local communities in the areas of brain safety and health, preparing youth for service and supporting those who care for others. See the Tree
9. Century 21 Hometown Realtors Stratton's Snuggles Stratton's Snuggles provides stuffed animals, blankets and other comfort items to hospitalized children and their families at Prisma Health Children's Hospital-Upstate NICU and MUSC Shawn Jenkins Children's Hospital PICU. SEE THE TREE
10. BabyRead BabyRead BabyRead is a local non-profit whose mission is to raise literacy levels of children from low-income families in Oconee County, by encouraging mothers to read every day to their babies, and to raise public awareness of the importance of doing so. This is a big step towards reducing the cycle of poverty. SEE THE TREE
11. Oconee County Chamber of Commerce
Oconee County Chamber of Commerce The Oconee County Chamber of Commerce's mission is to promote a thriving business community through connection, advocacy and education. SEE THE TREE
12. Mounted Ministries Mounted Ministries Sharing our passion for Jesus through our passion for horses. SEE THE TREE
13. Crescent Pointe Upstate SC Chapter of the American Red Cross 
The Palmetto SC Region of the American Red Cross provides vital services to the residents of SC including disaster relief, health and safety classes, blood collection for hospitals and services to the armed forces. See the Tree
14. Oconee Humane Society
Oconee Humane Society Oconee Humane Society is an animal welfare organization dedicated to providing life-saving support and care for homeless and helpless pets. SEE THE TREE
15. Friends of Lake Keowee Society (FOLKS) If FOLKS wins, it wiil give the prize to one of the other groups in the Festival of Trees. FOLKS' mission is to preserve, protect and enhance Lake Keowee and its watershed through advocacy, conservation, and education. SEE THE TREE
16. Tamassee DAR School
Tamassee DAR School To expand students' educational horizons, empower them to become exceptional citizens and inspire community wholeness. SEE THE TREE
17.  Student Council of Tri-County Home Educators Wounded Warrior Project The Wounded Warrior Project is an organization dedicated to helping our post- 9/11 service members and veterans recover from illness, injury and trauma. See the Tree
18. Seneca Animal Hospital
SCVets Care Foundation
The SCVets Care Foundation is an organization that supports veterinary care for pets of senior citizens and others who are in need, and supports pet safety by purchasing pet restraints.
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19. Keep Oconee Beautiful Association Keep Oconee Beautiful Association KOBA's mission is to restore the beauty of Oconee County through education, awareness, cooperation and action. SEE THE TREE

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