From Park Slope Patch:
PTA Fundraiser on Eighth Avenue (between Seventh and Eighth Street)
This tree stand is all about giving back to the community. Tim Foley, who grew up in Park Slope when it used to be called “South Brooklyn,” is giving $10 to any public school that a patron chooses from his list of 14, all of which are within the Park Slope, Windsor Terrace and Kensington area.
“I’m about doing the right thing for the neighborhood and its public schools,” Foley said, who is a father to three children who go to schools in the area, PS 230, MS 51 and Brooklyn Tech. “It’s a pay-it-forward mentality.”
He charges $10 a foot for his Balsam and Fraisher trees, which come straight from Canada and are cut at the last possible second, so they are as fresh as can be for Brooklynites. On Friday he had trees that were cut just six days ago.
Hi prices are good too. His smallest one costs $10 and is one and a half feet. His tallest one is nine feet for $90.
He offers free deliver and will also set up the evergreen in your home.
He raised $2,600 dollars last year for the area’s schools and with his other stand on Smith and Butler streets, is hoping to raise $6,000 to $7,000 all together.
Tom Foley said his kids are products of Brooklyn’s school system and he wants to make sure his community keeps up its education.
“Our public schools is what makes Brooklyn what it is,” Foley said.