Couple receives Spirit of the Springs award for Christmas Tree Project

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Mayor John Suthers presented a Spirit of the Springs Celebration Award to David and Michelle Fein who founded The Christmas Tree Project, the largest Christmas tree give-away organization in the world.  

In 2010, the Feins put an ad on Craigslist to give away one Christmas tree and received more than 20 responses in just a few hours. This highlighted how many families wanted a tree but could not afford one. Since then, The Christmas Tree Project has enlisted the help of schools, churches, businesses and other groups to give away thousands of trees and all the trimmings. More information is available at

“The City of Colorado Springs is proud to recognize local residents Michelle and David Fein for their mission to provide a meaningful holiday to families across the country and even around the world,” said Mayor John Suthers. 

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