Santa’s Trees at Hill Center makes annual donation to Brentwood High School

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From left: Santa’s Trees owner Jim McLeod, Brentwood High School Principal Kevin Keidel, H.G. Hill Realty Company Chair and CEO Jimmy Granbery and U.S. Bank Assistant V.P. Carey Evans.

Many local families make picking out a fresh cut Christmas tree from Santa’s Trees at Hill Center Brentwood an annual tradition. It’s also a tradition for Santa’s Trees to give back to the Williamson County community that has supported the seasonal business since 1996.

For 23 years, Santa’s Trees, with the support of H.G. Hill Realty Company and U.S. Bank, has donated a portion of tree sales to Brentwood High School. To date, more than $125,000 has been gifted to the school.

“Every customer who comes to see us has a smile on their face and is ready to celebrate the season,” Santa’s Trees owner Jim McLeod said. “We love seeing local families each year and being a part of their tradition, so it’s wonderful to give back to the community with these yearly donations.” 

McLeod presented this year’s donation of $7,500 to Brentwood High School Principal Kevin Keidel on Dec. 3.

“We appreciate the generous donation from Santa’s Trees,” Keidel said. “Each year, the donation is combined with other PTO funds to purchase technology, teaching materials, lab specimens, band instruments, athletic equipment and other items for the school. We are grateful for the wonderful partnership we have with Santa’s Trees, H.G. Hill Realty Company and U.S. Bank.” 

Jimmy Granbery, chair and CEO of H.G. Hill Realty Company, joined Keidel, McLeod and U.S. Bank Assistant V.P. Carey Evans at the check presentation.

“Having Santa’s Trees at Hill Center Brentwood is not only festive, it exemplifies the true spirit of Christmas,” Granbery said. “We look forward to this long-standing partnership every year.”

The Santa’s Trees Brentwood lot is located in the U.S. Bank parking lot at 289 Franklin Road. Products include garland, wreaths and a variety of fresh trees that are delivery weekly.

The company, now in its 35th year of business, also donates to Centennial High School, Hillsboro High School, East Magnet School, Rutland Elementary and Gladeville Elementary. To date, more than $275,000 has been donated.

Visit to learn more about the company’s commitment to schools through its fundraising opportunities.

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