Wednesday, November 30, 2016 at The Westin Seattle
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Spend Gala night at The Westin! Rooms are $165 per night plus tax and incidentals. To make a reservation, call 1-888-627-8513 and ask for the Providence O'Christmas Trees room block, or visit https://www.starwoodmeeting.com/Book/providence2016.
~ 2015 Highlights ~
Providence O'Christmas Trees raises record $1.32 million to benefit seniors and people in need in the community - one tree sells for $40,000!
SEATTLE (Dec. 7, 2015) -- Enthusiastic bidders met the challenge of Providence O'Christmas Trees' co-chairman Majdi Daher by raising a record $1.32 million December 1 at the 31st annual Gala Dinner and Auction to benefit healthcare, housing and hospice care provided by Providence Health & Services' Senior and Community Services.
Some 750 guests showed their generosity by bidding on uniquely decorated Christmas trees and other items to welcome theholiday season with style. Many trees sold for more than $10,000, with the favorite - a spinning silver "Carousel of Joy" tree - selling for an impressive $40,000! Daher, founder and chief executive of presenting sponsor Denali Advanced Integration, and his wife Dana, who co-chaired the event with him, join with developer David Sabey to buy the tree. They then donated it to the residents of Providence Mount St. Vincent nursing home in West Seattle.
"We could not have had this much success without our dedicated Board of Directors and co-chairs, Majdi and Dana," said Patricia Szabo, director of Providence Senior and Community Services Special Events. "They challenged us to increase our fundraising by 20% and with their support, we reached our goal and had the most fun and festive O'Christmas Trees yet."
Guests who attended the gala at The Westin Seattle enthusiastically bought 15 beautifully decorated Christmas trees loaded with toys and gifts and several donated their trees to other charities to help spread holiday cheer. Donor Debra Canales gave the "Raining Cats & Dogs" tree to Providence Heritage House at the Market, donors Rod and Nancy Hochman gave the "12 Days of Christmas" tree to St. Joseph Residence, and donor Jamie Marra gave the "Cardinal Christmas" tree to Providence Marianwood.
The frenzied crowd also raised the paddle to donate a record $262,000 to the Providence "Chuck Hawley Wonderful Life Fund," which helps support the programs that go above and beyond traditional care for those served by Providence Senior and Community Services.
Providence Health & Services has provided healthcare, housing and supportive care services for people in the Puget Sound area for 158 years. Money raised from this event provides programs and services serving those who are elderly or disabled, disenfranchised, or facing end of life. They are served by Providence ElderPlace, Heritage House at the Market, Providence Hospice of Seattle, Providence Home Services, Providence Infusion and Pharmacy, Providence Supportive Housing, Providence Marianwood, and Providence Mount St. Vincent - all of which are available to residents of King County.
Next year's event promises to be just as successful. Save the dates!
- Monday, November 28, 2016 ~ Christmas Carnival
- Tuesday, November 29, 2016 ~ Silver Bells Luncheon
- Wednesday, November 30, 2016 ~ Gala Dinner & Auction
Jessica Sherman, Senior Event Manager
Providence O’Christmas Trees
Patricia Szabo, Director
Providence O’Christmas Trees