Sales of Holiday Greenery by Operation Jump Start Benefit Long Beach Students

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Christmas tree salesOperation Jump Start, a charity benefiting Long Beach youth striving towards a college education, is starting to spread holiday cheer through the pre-sale of trees, wreaths and garland now through December 8th. All proceeds will fund OJS’ unique community-based mentoring programs, serving over 120 students each year.

“Last year we had students in their teens tell us that this was the first Christmas tree their family had ever owned,” said Executive Director Jill Jones. “Whether you purchase a tree for your own family or donate a tree for someone without, the Christmas Tree Presale Event gives everyone the chance to play Santa.”

Supporters can cross tree shopping early off their to do list, or chose to sponsor a tree for an Operation Jump Start family or others in need. The lot-quality tress range in price and size from $40 for a 5 foot Douglas Fir to $150 for a 9 foot Noble Fir. Orders can be placed online at or by phone at 562.988.2131.

Bulk deliveries will be accommodated for orders of 50 or more, otherwise trees will be available for pickup at the Long Beach Petroleum Club – 3636 Linden Avenue, Long Beach, CA 90807 on Saturday, December 8th, 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm. Santa, carolers and OJS students will be on site to celebrate the spirit of season. Additional volunteers are needed to help distribute trees. Contact Development Director Amanda McDorman for more information, at

About Operation Jump Start
Operation Jump Start works with students who attend school in the Long Beach Unified School District and are the first in their families to attend college. A volunteer mentor commits to a five-year relationship with a student and provides support to the student, both academically and in life. In addition to one-on-one mentoring, Operation Jump Start helps maximize the potential of these promising students by providing enrichment programs, and free supportive services, such as counseling, scholarship opportunities and academic tutoring.

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