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Trees of Life

Light the night sky during the 2013 holiday season with your tribute gift lights on the Trees of Life as a thoughtful and meaningful way to honor or remember your  loved ones, friends, associates or others.

Your donation is indeed a special gift to your community too because it supports many local non-profits that help people live with dignity, peace and comfort in their final weeks of life, and supports emotional and care support for local families.

BONUS IMPACT:  Your donation dollars stretch across the needs of many agencies all at once!

Suggested minimum donation of $25 for each light tribute = one acknowledgement card sent.

Hospice Foundation Tree of Life in Monterey







King City

Hundreds of white tribute lights fill four Trees of Life in Monterey, Salinas, and King City, and in Hollister, San Benito County.

Bring your family to the joyful lighting and music events!  See dates and details below.

After you make your tax-deductible gift, we’ll send a gift card to the person, or to his or her family, for whom you’ve named the light, with an invitation to attend the lighting event. You will receive an invitation with your gift receipt.

The name of the donor and the person for whom a light has been named will be recorded in our Book of Names.  See it on display at each of the tree lightings.  It will remain in the lobbies of each of the tree locations throughout the holidays.

Order this Special Gift:
A Crystal Ornament

For a $250 donation, you receive a beautiful crystal ornament, etched with a nautilus shell image and year 2013. Keep it for your family to enjoy or send it along to someone else as a gift.

We will engrave the ornament with a name or wording of your choice, up to 18 letters.

All tribute light donations fund end-of-life care programs and services in Monterey and San Benito counties.

 Twelve local organizations received funding in fall 2013 from Hospice Foundation, totaling just over $1 million.

These funds were raised in part from Trees of Life tribute donations made the previous year, in 2012.

The 2013 grants will be announced in October, 2013.  Our Trees of Life fundraising goal for 2013 is $75,000.  You can help!

Trees of Life Events – All Open to the General Public

Hollister Nov. 30 Lights on Parade
Veteran’s Memorial Plaza
Salinas Dec. 6 Holiday Music and Lighting – 5:30 p.m.
Lighting Trees of Life on First Friday
co-sponsored by the National Steinbeck Center
featuring the Salinas High School Choir and Youth Orchestra of the Salinas Valley
 King City Dec. 8 Holiday Music - 5 p.m.
King City High School Auditorium
featuring a variety of community musical groups, solos, duets
Lighting at Rabobank – 6 p.m.
 Monterey Dec. 12 Holiday Music and Lighting – 5:30 p.m.
Join Barry Brown for this lighting ceremony
Ferrante Rooms, Monterey Conference Center

featuring Camerata Singers, under the direction of John Koza


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