On Tuesday November 29th 2022 National Giving Tuesday. Empowered To Change, along with the St Pete Beach Community will host the FESTIVAL OF TREES at Horan Park from 5:00pm to 8:00 PM.

FESTIVAL OF TREES is the Kickoff to the Most Wonderful Time of Year with Fully decorated trees and wreaths adorned with special ornaments, themes and gift certificates. The Trees and wreaths are purchased and decorated by local businesses all up for silent auction. There will be prizes for the best trees and wreaths. The event will have Festive Music, Food Trucks, Holiday beverages, A Candy Cane Lane for children, Elves, Photo Ops throughout the park, and vendors with their Crafts. We are inviting all to come celebrate this Festive Day and support this much needed Charity.

Empowered To Change is an 8-year-old nonprofit that provides safe housing for the victims of Human Trafficking. This amazing organization provides Initial Food & Clothing, Job Employment/Coaching, Safe Housing (Zero Tolerance Drug Use), Holistic Life Coaching, Contracted Services for Family, Trauma and Substance Abuse Counseling, Choice of Faith Based or Non-Faith Based Model of Meditation & Meetings, Budget and Financial Coaching.

Florida is the #2 State in the Nation for Human Trafficking with Tampa Bay being #1 in the State. Empowered to Change along with the Community of St Pete Beach are working together during this event to bring awareness and communities together to help change these statistics. All the proceeds from the Festival of Trees will go directly to the Charity.