Kick Off December 3, 2022

Trees ready for public decorating  at the Storefronts and Sidewalks in Excelsior 

The Giving Tree Project places fully decorated Christmas Trees in the homes of local families hit with hard times.  We need your decoration donations to make it possible. 


New, handmade, or ornaments and tree trimmings with previous tree experience are accepted.  


Scouts Troops, Civic Groups, Organizations, Neighborhoods, Explorers, Classrooms, Friends, and Family Groups can pick the tree of their choice to decorate or place an ornament or two on them all. These tiny 3 to 5 foot trees stand outside and are exposed to the elements, the ornaments or cards should be placed in sealed plastic bags. Tree stands, large ornaments, and tree trimming donations can be dropped off at Gary’s First Class Car Care, 366 Highway 7, or Excelsior Fire Station #1, 24100 Smithtown Road, Shorewood


Giving Trees/Light/stands : Gary’s First Class Car Care

Trees: The Garden Patch 

Pick up: The Trinity Brothers 

Foster Sites: The Excelsior merchants and business 

The Excelsior Fire District brings them all together and ties up the loose ends.



If your family, a neighbor, or someone you know in the community in need of a Christmas Tree this year, contact ResourceWest at 952-933-3860

More information on locations and  ornament donations: Contact for details. 

2021 Foster Sites:

Dunn Brothers Coffee 11 Water Street 

Excelsior Bay Books 36   Water Street

Lakes Area Realty 37 Water Street

Re/Max Advantage Plus 216 Second Street 

Makers Studio 400 Second Street

The Vintage Loft 434 Second Street 

Amore & Fede 226 Water Street

Excelsior Eye Care 228 Water Street

Leipold’s 239 Water Street

David Douglas Jewelers 260 Water Street

Ooh La La 274 Water Street

TaVor 266 Water  Street 

Artworks Art & Frame, Inc. 45 Water Street

Be at Lakeside 347 Water Street

Wells Fargo Bank 411 Water Street

State Farm Insurance 378 Oak  Street 

The Commons Work Place 540 Lake Street 

Excelsior Paint and Design 701 Highway 7

Gary’s First Class Car Care 366 Highway 7

Check back in November for the 2022 Giving Tree For Sites