Trees For Vets

On Sunday, December 9th 2018, the Kaufman Fund held their fifth annual Trees for Vets event.

Thanks to sponsors like you, Trees for Vets gave 325 Christmas trees and stands, free of charge, to Veterans and their families to enjoy the Christmas Holiday Season. In addition, through your and other sponsor’s generous donations, The Kaufman Fund was also able to donate 85 winter coats to Veterans helped by St. Patrick Center.

We want to thank you for your continued support to The Kaufman Fund which allows us to provide trees, dental care and legal services to the Veteran community in St. Louis.

Trees for Vets Sponsors

Any Veterans who would like to be considered for a tree and stand should e-mail their name, address, phone number and e-mail to no later than November 15, 2019. There are a limited number of trees available, and the Veterans selected, will be sent a CONFIRMATION LETTER and told the time to arrive to pick up their trees. Veterans will be responsible for picking the trees up on Sunday, December 8, 2019 in West County.

MistletoeRead Comments from the Vets about the 2017 Event

In December 2014 The Kaufman Fund, with Eagle Bank as our sponsoring partner, started a program to give Christmas trees and stands to deserving veterans and their families to enjoy the traditions of the holiday season. Since this program began we have partnered with several other businesses wanting to help fund and increase the Christmas holiday season for our veterans. We are also working with St Patrick's Center, UMSL, USO, Sts Joachim and Ann and other local charities. Over 1400 trees have been given to these deserving families to date and we intend to continue this program. Any funds collected that exceed the tree expenses are donated to the local charities we support.

If you would like to be a sponsor or help this program, contact Irwin Loiterstein at

Donations of Jackets for Veterans

Elma McBroom of St. Patrick Center gives winter jackets to residents of their housing apartment. The Kaufman Fund Trees for Vets project provided 85 winter jackets and 85 Christmas trees to the Veterans.

Donations to The Kaufmanfund

Julie Edstrom, owner Edstrom Elite Fitness in O'Fallon, MO, presents Al Finkelstein with donations collected from her clientele for Trees for Vets.

West St. Louis County Chamber of Commerce Donation

Donations to The Kaufmanfund

IRWIN Loiterstein from The KAUFMAN Fund presenting a plaque to Manchester Mayor DAVID WILLSON for the City’s continued support of the Charities Trees for Vets event.