CHICAGO -- The U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Mackinaw arrives at the Navy Pier carrying more than 1,200 Christmas trees destined for deserving Chicago families, Dec. 3, 2010. The trees will be offloaded by volunteers from groups including the Sea Cadets, Sea Scouts and Young Marines before being distributed to familes selected by the Ada S. Mckinley Community Services organization. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class George Degener.

The Christmas Ship Brings Christmas Trees to Chicago’s Neediest Families

Nothing says Christmas like a Christmas tree. Real or fake, there’s something about having bright lights on the tree branches that brings joy to a room. But for some, there’s just not enough money to enjoy something that people generally take for granted. Fortunately charities like Chicago’s Christmas Ship help bring trees to the city’s… Read More