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Tishman Speyer builds with Habitat

Tishman Speyer builds with Habitat
The owner and operator of Rockefeller Center donates the tree to Habitat — and helps put it to good use.

2010 Rockefeller Tree

2010 Rockefeller Tree
The 2010 Rockefeller Center Christmas tree was used to help build a Habitat home in Newburgh, N.Y.

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2009 Rockefeller Christmas Tree Lighting
The Huambo family attends the tree lighting ceremony.

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The annual tree lighting ceremony kicks off the holidays in New York City

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The 2010 Christmas tree stands tall in Rockefeller Plaza.

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Each year, workers mill the tree into lumber, which is used in Habitat houses.

Illustrations from The Carpenter's Gift by David Rubel, copyright ©2011 by Jim LaMarche. Reprinted by permission of Random House Books for Young Readers, an imprint of Random House Children's Books, a division of Random House Inc.

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