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Building on successive years of public Christmas CanTree displays, Sacramento REALTORS® and Affiliates are raising public awareness of the Salvation Army’s Holiday Food Basket Program with gigantic canned food Christmas trees to be constructed in our community. The 28th Annual SAR Christmas CanTree project will consist of three CanTrees installed in locations throughout the Sacramento region for the duration of the holiday season. Fifteen-foot tall CanTrees created entirely of canned food will again grace the Country Club Plaza in Sacramento, the Sunrise Mall in Citrus Heights and Elk Grove. Each tree will be constructed of over 400 cases of canned food, weighing nearly five tons. Each tree takes three to four hours of intensive teamwork by a crew of 30 to 40 volunteers to build. Over one hundred REALTOR® and Affiliate volunteers will build the three trees between 7:00 am to 11:00 am on Monday, November 22, (Elk Grove) and Tuesday, November 23 (Sunrise Mall & Country Club Plaza), that will remain on display through late December. If you are interested in volunteering at one of these build locations, please contact Deborah Grinnell at 916-437-1209 or dgrinnell@sacrealtor.org. More than 150,000 local individuals are expected to benefit from the food contributed through CanTree, according to The Salvation Army. The food donated will be distributed to needy families and individuals through The Salvation Army’s Holiday Food Basket and year-round food assistance program. The Christmas CanTree project routinely raises more than $65,000 each year and is a critical factor in the mission of feeding the hungry. Please support the various raffles, fundraisers and volunteer opportunities being held in your companies and communities to benefit the SAR Christmas CanTree project this Holiday Season!