Habilitat Tree Sales Support Meth Fight

Habilitat urges Central Oahu residents to purchase a Christmas tree now 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 Mililani Waena Elementary School at 95-502 Kipapa Drive. 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 job skills as they go through rehabilitation from alcohol and drug 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 will open this Saturday at Stadium Mall (by Ice Palace) and McKinley High School adult school (off Pensacola Street).