In total, eighteen special Christmas trees, each one unique in its way, were up for grabs for the benefit of children included in the programs of the Save the Children association. The trees were created by famous Romanian designers and conveyed a message about each one's vision of Christmas and what a Christmas tree should be like.
“The designers of these ingenious trees get involved in the Christmas Tree Festival so that more and more disadvantaged children in Romania will benefit at last from the same chance to study as any child of their age, through the projects of Save the Children,” said Gabriela Alexandrescu, executive president of Save the Children Association.
Last year's event raised EUR 660,000 that was invested in Save the Children Romania projects in 2008. The funds ensured that more than 1,600 children and their parents benefited from social and educational services offered through educational centers, and two new centers were inaugurated in Topoloveni and Constanta.