Marshfield: Christmas trees for a cause

In the Roche Brothers parking lot in Marshfield, David Singer is selling Christmas trees, under a banner with the name “Brooks World” on it. Singer is trying to keep the ideals his son had alive.

“Starting at about four years of age, he went every year with either me or the family to far corners of the earth, always visiting schools or an orphanage, and realizing and appreciating how much we have, and it makes no difference where you come from, your culture, or anything else,” Singer said.

Singer’s son Brooks died when he was a sophomore at Marshfield High School while traveling in Peru in 2003. The high school started the Brooks World program in his honor.

“A program was started where kids go overseas to meet kids from other cultures and for kids around the world to learn about each other, which was very important to our family because we’re all so much more the same than different.”

Now David Singer sells Christmas trees every day to raise money for Brooks World, which he says is doing some amazing things, like building a new library for a high school in the Philippines.

Brooks' World Travels Christmas tree stand

Brooks’ World Travels Christmas tree stand

“The kids cannot believe that they’re going to have a library. That’s like a luxury. They just can’t imagine it. And hopefully it’ll be built by next May,” Singer said. “Hopefully, if we sell all the trees here, we’ll be able to do the final payment for the cost of the supplies. So I hope we sell all the trees.”

The stand in the Roche Brothers parking lot is open every day from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

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About Steve Burns

Steve comes to the South Shore by way of the Jersey Shore. Upon arriving at Emerson College in Boston back in 2010, and eventual graduation in 2014, Steve was immediately attracted to radio as an outlet for his reporting. Previous stops before the South Shore include WOBM on the Jersey Shore, WCCM in the Merrimack Valley, an internship at CBS Radio News' flagship station, WCBS 880 in New York City, and a few formative years at Emerson's WERS.