“Decoration Multiplication” starts with local schools each decorating a tree with handmade ornaments. Samsen Furniture will set up the lighted trees, each donated by a local businesses, and invite students from each school to come in and decorate a tree. The decorated trees will be on display at Samsen beginning Nov. 11. Each of the 10 participating schools will receive a $100 donation from Samsen.
The kickoff Nov. 11 begins a month long campaign with local media partners to determine the “best” tree. The public will be invited to stop in and vote for their favorite tree by placing a non-perishable food item next to the tree of their choice.
The tree receiving the most votes as of Dec. 9 will be declared the winner and the decorators’ school will receive a $300 donation from Samsen Furniture. The second-place winning school will receive $100.
The food and other non-perishable items collected beneath each tree will be delivered by Samsen Furniture trucks to food banks chosen by the participating schools. Last year, more than 30,000 non-perishable items were donated to six different local food pantries.