Habilitat Christmas Tree Sales Help Fight Meth

Habilitat urges West Oahu residents to buy a Christmas tree and fight the meth epidemic at the same time.

The drug rehab center’s annual tree sale will distribute previously ordered, fresh-cut noble, grand and Douglas firs and decorations at locations across the island from 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Dec. 6, including Kapolei High and Waimalu Elementary schools. Trees also will be for sale that day; deadline to order ahead is Nov. 29.

There are a variety of sizes and prices, and orders can be placed online. For details, visit habilitat.org, email give@habilitat.com or call 235-3691.

All proceeds go to the adult substance abuse program, a self-supporting facility that trains addicts in marketable job skills as they go through rehabilitation from drug and alcohol abuse, especially “ice.” More than 100 residents at a time undergo the program, which is headquartered in Kaneohe.

The Christmas tree fundraiser is now in its 40th year, and is a major boost to Habilitat’s tuition fund and operating budget. Retail tree lots also open this Saturday at Stadium Mall (by Ice Palace) and McKinley High School adult school (off Pensacola Street).