TULSA - For half a century, the trees of Southwest Nursery have become a Christmas tradition for hundreds of Tulsa area families.
And even better this year, Susie Kelley says, Southwest Nursery is asking customers for donations to the Cystic Fibrosis and Make a Wish Foundations, then matching each donation dollar for dollar, up to $4,000 for the two organizations, which mainly focus on sick children and young adults.
"It's wonderful, they're worthy organizations, we need to do all we can to help them out."
Sue Green knows just how worthy those organizations are.
"We lost a nephew several years ago."
He lost his battle with Cystic Fibrosis, Sue said.
Many who have CF, don't live past the age of 30.
"Cystic Fibrosis, those children are unbelievable what they deal with."
Exactly the reason why Southwest Nursery chose the two organizations.
"It's been nothing but positive, the Christmas season is a time for giving, it's like everyone wants open up their wallets and pocketbooks."
Workers say some folks have even stopped in just to make a donation, didn't even buy a tree.
They say it's the perfect time to think of others, a perfect time to make a difference in the lives of those kids and families facing heartbreaking sickness and circumstances.
"It makes you feel part of something bigger than yourself."
And Susie Kelley says that's much more important than any other gift you may find under your tree.
"That's the spirit of Christmas, isn't it?"
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