BRAINTREE (CBS) — A Braintree charity Christmas tree lot is recovering after several trees were stolen and their set up was vandalized.

“It may not look like much, it is just a little retail operation, but it takes hours to set it up, a couple of hundred hours in volunteer hours,” explained Michael Parsons who manages the lot, which is a fundraiser put on by the parents of Archbishop Williams High School.

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He said sometime between Wednesday and Friday, the thieves stole the trees and did about $300 worth of damage.

“To see that level of destruction and to have those volunteers come back again to do the work they’ve already done once, it’s disheartening,” said Parsons.

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The fundraiser brings in about $35,000 a year for school activities.

“Without that money, tuition would go up. Expenses would be higher and some of the opportunities for students just wouldn’t take place.”

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No arrests have been made.