KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) – The giving season is upon us.

Buy a Tree, Change a Life has been an East Tennessee and global initiative that has been around since 2012. Their mission is to provide help to children by selling Christmas trees. All proceeds go to various nonprofits that specialize in helping children locally and globally.

This year, Alcoa Maryville Church of God and Heritage Fellowship Church is getting in on this great cause. They are encouraging the East Tennessee community to come out and help raise money for this mission.

Last year’s global initiate raised over $1 million. This year, they are hoping to reach an even higher goal. To buy a tree, donate, or get involved, visit the Buy a Tree, Change a Life website.