DEDICATE LIGHTS, CLICK HERE TO GO TO OUR ON-LINE FORM.
The warmth and spirit of the
holiday season is ushered in each year on the Central Coast with the annual Hospice Foundation Trees of Life holiday celebrations. Each
December, 30- to 40-foot "trees" made of hundreds of white lights, each dedicated in someone's name, are placed on the rooftops of
the Monterey Marriott, San Benito Bank in Hollister and the National Steinbeck Center in downtown
Salinas. In 2004, for the first time, Hospice Foundation will light a Tree of Life in King City, atop Community Bank of Central California,
Each light represents a minimum $20
donation to the Hospice Foundation. When lit at night, the trees are beacons of strong community support for hospice and other compassionate
care and services for those at the end-of-life and their families.
After your gift is received, a card is sent to the person you are remembering or honoring with a light, or to his or her family. Your name and the person(s) for whom you have dedicated a light are entered in a beautiful, leather-bound Memory Book. The Memory Books will remain on display during the ceremonies and afterward in the foyers of Community Bank, the Marriott, National Steinbeck Center and San Benito Bank throughout the holidays.
Honor or remember a loved one or friend this holiday season by dedicating a light on the Hospice Trees of Life and support comfort and care for someone at the end of life. Please fill in our on-line form to place your order, or call us at (831) 333-9023.
Trees of Life raises
approximately $90,000 each year. Every dollar becomes part of the grants the Hospice Foundation gives each year to non-profit organizations
in Monterey and San Benito counties (Central Coast area of California) that provide these specialized services. No portion of the
funds are retained to operate the foundation. In 2004, the Hospice Foundation gave grants to nine organizations totaling $1.5 million. For
information about the year 2004 grant recipients, please click here.