TOLEDO (WTOL) - It started out as a weed, now it’s a destination!

Several groups have stepped up to organize several events this weekend to support local non-profits.

On Friday, sing an ode to the Toledo Christmas Weed! Caroling is planned from 5-6 p.m. Santa will be there leading the songs. You’ll also see a special performance by fire-breathing glassblower KC Saint John. You can find more details here:

Saturday from 12-2 p.m., donate a non-perishable food item and get a free 4x6 photo with the Toledo Christmas Weed.

Go 419 Toledo Christmas Weed: Things to do

Also, the Lucas County Pit Crew and Planned Pethood will be collecting donations for dogs and cats on Saturday. Click for more details:

There are two Facebook pages, Toledo Christmas Weed and West Toledo Christmas Weed.

For more on how the Toledo Christmas Weed came to be click here:

To see the shirts inspired by the tree click here: