CarePartners Foundation is introducing the Little Trees project to McDowell County.

An outreach of CarePartners Foundation, the Little Trees initiative distributes miniature Christmas trees to school classrooms. Glenwood Elementary students in the Gardening Club and Annual Staff Club decorated the trees with handmade decorations, ornaments, and heartfelt notes. Two weeks before Christmas, the 48 lovingly decorated miniature trees will be given to patients served by CarePartners Hospice & Palliative Care/McDowell, according to a news release.

The Little Trees are on display now until Friday in the front window of Sunkissed Tanning, 25 N. Main St. and ERA Mountain View Properties, 32 N. Main St.

Eric Davis is the chairman for the Little Trees project this year. He also serves as the volunteer coordinator for CarePartners Hospice & Palliative Care/McDowell and knows firsthand how touching the gift of these little trees can be, reads the news release.

“Our patients are so moved by the kindness and thoughtfulness that the children put into decorating these trees,” said Davis. “They really do bring so much happiness to our families, many of whom are going through a difficult time. I truly want all of the teachers and students who are a part of this project to know how much our patients appreciate it.”

Donations for uninsured expenses of Hospice patients of CarePartners Hospice & Palliative Care/McDowell may be made at or mailed to CarePartners Foundation, PO Box 25338, Asheville, NC 28813.