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Each year, the festival committee reviews applications from many area charitable organizations, and selects one or more beneficiaries for the event. The selected organizations then provide volunteers and other support to the committee to conduct the event. Substantially all of the net proceeds are then given to the beneficiary organizations. The 2018 beneficiary organizations were:

Granite State Adaptive, located in Mirror Lake, NH, provides individuals with disabilities the opportunity to develop independence, confidence, life skills and fitness through participation in sports, therapy, training and recreation programs for ages 2 to 80. The organization was founded in 2009 by Jennifer Fraser Haynes, a physical therapist who had previously established a therapeutic riding program and also founded an adaptive ski program at King Pine Ski Area. Granite State Adaptive offers Adaptive Cycling, Adaptive snow sports and Equine Assisted Activities and Therapy.

The mission of the Lakes Region Humane Society is to care for cats and dogs in need until they can be adopted, and to promote their health and welfare through community outreach education. So far in 2018 LRHS has taken in, cared for and found homes for 300 pets. LRHS offers Community education to promote proper pet care and the importance of spaying/neutering pets, a volunteer program for community groups and individuals to help with the animals, low cost public services such as vaccinations and dog training, lost and found assistance when a pet goes missing, and much more. The funds from the Festival of Trees will be used to pay for the expense of spay/neuter surgeries on displaced pets in the care of the shelter.

Hope House provides short term emergency housing and services to families experiencing homelessness in the Governor Wentworth School District . It is the only such facility in Southern Carroll County. Located on Lehner St. in Wolfeboro, Hope House offers services for up to seven families at a time, including 24/7 on-site staff to address the needs of each family such as transportation, case management, meals and employment. It is anticipated to house 43 parents and 84 children per year. The average length of stay is 60 days.

Wolfeboro Nursery School offers a developmentally appropriate education experience for all children ages 3 to 6. For over 65 years, families, teachers and community members have worked together to enrich the lives of children in Wolfeboro and its surrounding communities. Formerly housed at the Train Station in downtown Wolfeboro, the school’s new location is on South Main Street in the classroom wing of the All Saints Church property. The funds from the FOT will be used to replace necessary classroom equipment, installation of a natural outdoor play space, and the expansion of their Enrichment Programs.

In the past years, the festival has raised more than $310,000 to aid the following local charitable organizations:

2017 - L.I.F.E Ministries Food Pantry and The Nick/WARA

2016 - Child Advocacy Center of Carroll County and Global Awareness Local Action

2015 - Friends of the Libby Museum and Kingswood Youth Center

2014 - End 68 Hours of Hunger and Caregivers of Southern Carroll County

2013 - Ossipee Children's Fund and All Saints' Preschool

2012 - Appalachian Mountain Teen Project and Granite State Adaptive

2011 - Wolfeboro Nursury School and Assistance Canine Training Services

2010 - Wolfeboro Senior Center and Meals

2009 - Lions Fuel Assistance Fund

2008 - 10th anniversary year, proceeds divided among past beneficiaries.

2007 - Wolfeboro Area Meals on Wheels

2006 - Wolfeboro Friends of Music, Appalachian Mountain Teen Project

2005 - Child Advocacy Center of Carroll County

2004 - VNA Good Beginnings

2003 - Lakes Region Humane Society

2002 - Kingswood Youth Center

2001 - Wolfeboro Area Children's Center

2000 - Life Ministries Food Pantry

1999 - Life Ministries Food Pantry