Cary business offers free trees, ornaments to Wake teachers

Posted December 17, 2009

— Starting Saturday, a Cary business will be offering free Christmas trees and ornaments to Wake County School teachers.

Teachers will need to present their school badge or identification to receive a tree and ornament at Garden Supply Company, 1421 Old Apex Road.

Trees and ornaments will be handed out while supplies last.


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  • JustOneGodLessThanU Dec 18, 2009

    yes, Imbl, who will the teachers give their two extra pencils to? Hmmmm...who, indeed...

    You realize that the actual cabinets cost $$ that's better spent on actual supplies, don't you? The teachers I know think like that.

  • lmbl Dec 18, 2009

    maybe now, in the spirit of the holiday, the teachers who hoard supplies in cabinets will use them to benefit their students

  • HopingForABetterWorld Dec 18, 2009

    Gosh...why can't someone do a good gesture and have the posts comment on how they are doing SOMETHING? You all need a life.

  • garden Dec 18, 2009

    Why? Wouldn't it be better to give tree's and perhaps some food to folks in need? After all. the teachers are at least employed even if they say under paid. Least they got some thing coming in.

  • JustOneGodLessThanU Dec 18, 2009

    Clearly some commenters here have no idea of what public school teachers actually earn with their 4, 6 & 8 year degrees.

    Many private sector workers scoff at this pitance (after such hardwork in school) and avoid these altruistic jobs like the plaque. I know folks who beg their children not to pursue teaching because they'd be poor & unappreciated.

  • Nancy Dec 18, 2009

    My guess is they are getting rid of overstock, most people have their trees already and it's better than being stuck with them?

    I agree with others, teachers are employed, and with unemployment being so high, I would have liked to have seen them give those to unemployed folks first. But it's their stock to do with as they will.

  • timothycapwell Dec 18, 2009

    To hear WCPS teachers tell it, they are so put upon and poor they need this gesture.

  • ICTrue Dec 18, 2009

    Not to Cr** on some company for trying to do a good deed but...

    don't most people have a tree already at this point? Also, if your going to give away free trees give them to people who can't afford them.

  • xandevalinour Dec 18, 2009

    woulda been nice say had they done this the week after thanksgiving when most people buy and put up trees. Its a noble gesture sure....."hey i got idea, lets give all the reject trees we didnt sell this year to teachers and make it seem like we are doing a good thing with week left before xmas"

  • Eduardo1 Dec 18, 2009

    What a lovely gesture, BUT, I think it would have been nicer to do do it to people who have NO INCOME, rather then people who are not in the poverty level. As an example, we have 3 couples on my street who both teach. They probably will not take advantage of this offer, but their combined income would make them look like Scrooge if they did