Join or Renew your Ralphs Community Contribution Registration!

Thank you to our loyal supporters who have registered their Ralphs club cards for Tree Musketeers to receive donations each grocery shopping trip. If you’ve not yet tried this means of contributing that doesn’t require you to work up a sweat or get out your checkbook, now is the perfect time to start!

September 1, 2011 is the beginning of the Community Contribution Program year, and this is the time when we all must reregister our cards. It’s simple if you just follow these steps:

If You Have Already Registered Your Rewards Card On-Line

(This means that you have already entered your email address and have a password)

1. Log in to www.ralphs.com
2. Click Sign In
3. Enter your email address and password
4. Click on ‘My Account’ (In the top right hand corner)
5. View all your information and edit as necessary
6. Link your card to your organization by clicking on ‘edit my community contribution’ and following the instructions.

IIf You Have Never Registered Your Rewards Card Online

(For security, these procedures will apply to everyone new to the system)

1. Log in to www.ralphs.com
2. Click on ‘Create an Account’
3. Follow the 5 easy steps to create an online account
4. You will be instructed to go to your email inbox to confirm your account
5. After you confirm your online account by clicking on the link in your email, return to www.ralphs.com and click on ‘my account’ (you may have to sign in again first).
6. View all your information and edit as necessary
7. Link your card to your organization by clicking on ‘edit my community contribution’ and following the instructions.

Once our cards are registered, there is nothing more we have to do and yet, passive contributions trickle in!

Money Doesn’t Grow on Trees!

Members of the Youth Management Team wanted to help with the fundraising effort this year. They recognized that a sluggish economy and the resulting decline in charitable contributions were impeding progress on their youth-led programs. Whether supporting kids in Africa who want to join the fight against global warming or caring for the 1,800 local trees dependent upon TREE MUSKETEERS, the work is important.

Ultimately it was decided that they would produce a fundraising video named after the sad fact that “Money Doesn’t Grow on Trees.” The two Youth Directors took the lead with Adam Gerard writing the script and Julian Poyourow playing editor. Youth Managers Julia Lee, Talia Gerard, Brandon Wong, Raquel Gerard and Samantha Cano were the talent.

Take a look at this by-kids video, and then send your donation today!

Memory Tree Planting Season Is Here

Tree planting season all over the world varies by geography and coincides with the dormant months for trees. In California, we plant trees November through March. Tree Musketeers hosted the first Memory Tree planting of the season on Sunday, November 20, 2011. Two more opportunities to plant or adopt a living tribute for a special person or event are January 22 and February 26, 2012.

Make your reservation as early as possible since these very intimate plantings are limited to a maximum of 10 trees. Memory Tree reservation form.

Beyond keeping beautiful memories alive (literally), Memory Trees enlarge the community forest by forming a lush passive park and each one is a living clean air machine to help curb global warming. The public is invited to participate.

Tree Service

Our Tree Service team provides the following care:

  • Pruning
  • Selection and planting
  • Mulching, staking and garden clean up
  • Tree and shrub removal
  • Tree assessment and consultation

If you reside in the South Bay call our certified Arborist, at 310.322.0263, for a free Tree Musketeers Tree Service estimate.

7,523 New 3×3 Campaign Trees!

From Romania to Virginia kids all over the world are picking up their shovels and joining the movement. In Kisii, Kenya, Wide Rescue Initiative (WIRIO) is certainly the 3×3 Campaign’s most active partner. Most recently 120 youth, in Kisii, Kenya, planted and registered an additional 2,500 trees. Learn more about what kids are doing for the environmental movement around the world.
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Presidential Service Award

In January, TREE MUSKETEERS became a Certified Organization, meaning the volunteer hours you contribute to TREE MUSKETEERS can help you receive one of the Presidential Service Awards. To learn more about how to earn your Presidential Service Award visit www.presidentialserviceawards.gov.

To get started tracking your hours, contact Eileen at volunteers@treemusketeers.org. She will provide you with the information you will need from TREE MUSKETEERS.

To empower young people to be environmental leaders