Annual school donation is a result of partnership between Santa’s Trees, H.G. Hill Realty Company and U.S. Bank; More than $100,000 donated to school since 1996
Pictured L-R: Jim McLeod, Jimmy Granbery, Kevin Keidel
BRENTWOOD, Tenn. – Dec. 12, 2018 – Many local families make picking out a fresh cut Christmas tree from Santa’s Trees at Hill Center Brentwood an annual tradition. It’s also a tradition for Santa’s Trees to give back to the Williamson County community that has supported the seasonal business since 1996.
For more than 20 years, Santa’s Trees, with the support of H.G. Hill Realty Company and U.S. Bank, has donated a portion of tree sales to Brentwood High School. To date, more than $100,000 has been gifted to the school. “Every customer who comes to see us has a smile on their face and is ready to celebrate the season,” said Santa’s Trees Owner Jim McLeod. “We love seeing local families each year and being a part of their tradition, so it’s wonderful to give back to the community with these yearly donations.”
McLeod presented this year’s donation of $7,500 to Brentwood High School Principal Kevin Keidel on Dec. 12. “We really appreciate the generous donation from Santa’s Trees. Each year the donation is combined with other PTO funds to purchase technology, teaching materials, lab specimens, band instruments, athletic equipment and other items for the school. We are grateful for the wonderful partnership we have with Santa’s Trees, H.G. Hill Realty, and U.S. Bank.” said Keidel.
Jimmy Granbery, chairman and CEO, H.G. Hill Realty Company, joined Keidel and McLeod at the check presentation. “Having Santa’s Trees at Hill Center Brentwood is not only festive, it exemplifies the true spirit of Christmas.” said Granbery. “We look forward to this long-standing partnership every year.”
The Santa’s Trees Brentwood lot is located in the U.S. Bank parking lot at 289 Franklin Road. The lot opened to the public on Nov. 23 and will remain open through next week, unless they sell out of trees sooner. Products include garland, wreaths and a variety of fresh trees that are delivery weekly.
In addition to Brentwood High School, Santa’s Trees donates to several Middle Tennessee schools annually, including Centennial High School, Hillsboro High School, East Magnet School, Rutland Elementary, and Gladeville Elementary. To date, more than $250,000 has been donated.
Visit www.santaschristmastrees.com to learn more about the company’s commitment to schools through its fundraising opportunities.
About Santa’s Christmas Trees
At age 17, Jim McLeod thought it would be fun to set up a small lot and sell Christmas trees. In years past, he had sold trees as a part-time job and enjoyed it enough to venture out on his own. So, he got to work and established his first lot on Hillsboro Road at Grassland in 1985. Since then, Santa’s Trees has expanded from one to eight lots, including Brentwood, Cool Springs, Grassland, Mt Juliet, Hendersonville, and three locations in Nashville. Every Christmas, McLeod’s 100 plus staff members known as Treemen are eager to share in the holiday experience. These Treemen include teachers, landscapers and musicians, who return each year. Thirty Treemen have been with Santa’s Trees for at least five years, and twelve have been there for 12 years or more. They say there’s nothing better than selling the centerpiece to so many families’ holidays, and that’s why they love their job so much. Not only does Santa’s Trees make tree shopping enjoyable and informative, it offers a high-quality product at a great value. The company prides itself on selling only premium trees that are freshly cut each week, with a dark green color, lush foliage, excellent needle retention and strong branches. For additional information, contact Jim McLeod at 615.202.5350 or visit www.santaschristmastrees.com.
For more than 30 years, Hill Center Brentwood has been a Williamson County shopping destination, offering a mix of local and national retailers including The Fresh Market, The Puffy Muffin, Hot Pink, Pear Tree Avenue, REI, Starbucks, Chipotle and more. H.G. Hill Realty Company, a family-owned company for six generations, added to the property’s footprint with a $211 million mixed-use development spanning 17-acres at the intersection of Franklin Road and Maryland Way. As the company’s largest project in its 120-year history, the development will consist of 600,000 square feet of office, retail, and restaurant space in 10 buildings once fully developed. Restaurants and retail stores at the expanded center include Del Frisco’s Grille, Holler & Dash, Nama Sushi, Uncle Julio’s, Alumni Hall, Core Power Yoga, The Cosmetic Market, Dress Up, Francesca’s, Sur La Table and more. The mix of restaurants, shops, office and amenities create a true town center for the city of Brentwood as well as a sense of place to be enjoyed by the entire community. Visit hillcenterbrentwood.com for the complete listing of tenants and for leasing information.