NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Trimming the tree is an annual holiday tradition for most families.
For one Donelson furniture store, slow holiday sales have provided the perfect opportunity to help some neighbors in need.
"Things have been really tough," said Wanda Williams, owner of Donelson Furniture Outlet.
"We just felt like we had trees purchased that we were giving away with furniture, and we've got a lot left over, and now we just want give them away and make sure they don't go to waste. There's no sense in throwing a tree away when somebody that could use it could have it," Williams added.
Originally, each of the $100 Christmas trees were to be included in every holiday furniture purchase.
The number of leftover trees is a sign of just how difficult the economy has been on this family-owned retailer.
"I assume they'll be a lot of families out there without a Christmas tree that couldn't afford to go buy one," Williams told News 2, "and we'd like to donate one to them to help make their Christmas happier."
Donelson Furniture Outlet said they're trying to make the best of the situation and will be giving away the trees this week during business hours for as long as they last.
The store is located in the Donelson Plaza Shopping Center at 2710 Old Lebanon Road, between Cliffdale Road and Knobview Drive.
Thursday, August 28 2014 3:28 PM EDT2014-08-28 19:28:07 GMT
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