BuyATree & Illuminate the Holidays: Join Our Christmas Initiative for Local & Global Children

Haven of Hope International would like to unveil our exciting new campaign to bring Christmas cheer to vulnerable children. We wish for every child to have the experience of opening presents, decorating, singing holiday songs, enjoying a plentiful feast, and remembering Jesus is the reason for the season. Our Christmas initiative, in collaboration with BUYATREE. CHANGEALIFE and a dedicated local partner, aims to create unforgettable Christmas celebrations for children in Southwest Florida and our international partner orphanages.


Meet BUYATREE. CHANGEALIFE: a nonprofit that has kept the Christmas spirit alive for countless children since its inception in 2012, having sold nearly 100,000 trees and raised almost $8 million. This remarkable organization allocates 50% of tree sales profits to benefit local children, with the other 50% supporting children globally through partnerships with organizations like Haven of Hope International. If you’d like to learn more about the organization of BUYATREE. CHANGEALIFE., please click here.

The Challenge

With six international orphanages and a local presence in Florida, Haven of Hope International actively champions the noble cause of BUYATREE. CHANGEALIFE., ensuring a joyful Christmas for children on both fronts. While this may seem like an unlikely feat, we and our partner organization are confident that, with your help, we can provide plentiful Christmas celebrations for local and international children.

The History

As we delve into the historical roots of Christmas trees, we uncover the story of English Benedictine monk Boniface, whose courageous act centuries ago led to the symbolic fir tree, representing the holy trinity and the celebration of new life during Christmas.

Introducing Our Local Partners

Enter New Life Academy, our esteemed partner in Southwest Florida. Founded by Bishop Eric and Rev. Denise Johnson, this dynamic duo initiated their journey in 2005 with a humble school of 6 students. Today, their impact extends to over 100 students. This year, they’ve pledged their support to the BUYATREE. CHANGEALIFE. cause as a tree selling site, making Christmas extra special for local and international children.

How to Grow Your Business During the Holiday Season

Business owners, are you interested in some extra holiday publicity to boost your company? You can be an integral supporter of our Christmas initiative by becoming a corporate sponsor! Your business name will be displayed at New Life Academy’s tree site and will be included in our upcoming press releases. To learn more about becoming a corporate sponsor, please click here.

Individuals, you may contribute to this initiative by pre-ordering trees from New Life Academy, please click here. Please know, your support is a direct investment in a better world that empowers vulnerable children, no matter their geographic location.

You may also email or call 239-888-4868 for more information on becoming a corporate sponsor or pre-ordering trees.


Every tree purchased through this initiative is not just a tree; it’s a symbol of new life, hope, and keeping the Lord in children’s hearts and minds during Christmas. Join us in making a difference today. Your support of the BUYATREE. CHANGEALIFE, New Life Academy, and HOHI partnership will help keep the spirit of Christmas alive for children both locally and globally.

Whether it’s by becoming a corporate sponsor, pre-ordering trees for your employees, or just buying one from New Life Academy to put up in your own living room, we ask that you please support our BUYATREE Christmas campaign. The 50% of profits towards international children will go to supporting the orphans we serve, ensuring they have a plentiful and very Merry Christmas.

Just think of how happy the kids will be when opening their gifts! Also, your support can contribute to festive holiday feasts at each of our 6 partner homes. Conversely, if you don’t get involved, the children may not get something for back to school supplies, a toy or gift they will treasure for years, or a feast outside of their norm (rice & beans).

Thank you for being an integral part of our journey at Haven of Hope International. Together, let’s illuminate the holidays and empower children around the world to reach their destinies.
This article was submitted by a Guest Author of the Above Board Chamber.