ST. CLOUD - This year, your family's Christmas tree purchase could make the holidays brighter for those in need.

Harvesting Hope for the Holidays, run by Catholic Charities, is now taking orders for freshly cut Christmas trees.

The trees will be available for pre-order until December 5th, and then ready for pick-up at Catholic Charities' Hope Community Center on Thursday, December 8th from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., and Friday December 9th from 9:00 a.m. until noon.

The minimum donation for each tree is $35. The proceeds from the fundraiser will benefit Catholic Charities' Hope Community Support Program, which assists adults living with mental illness.

For more information, call Catholic Charities at 240-3355.