Christmas Forest is Providence St. Peter Foundation's largest fundraiser, generating more than $10.9 million throughout its 30-year history. Funds raised support life-saving medical equipment, compassionate care and Mission-driven programs.
From Nov. 28 - Dec. 3 this annual six-day event brought in thousands of visitors to see the trees and wreaths decorated by volunteer designers. The trees and wreaths, as well as a number of donated specialty items, were then auctioned off at the dinner and gala to support charity care, life-saving equipment and compassionate programs for Providence ministries in the southwest Washington region. Several trees and wreaths were pre-sold or were raffle items.
More than $675,000 was raised at Christmas Forest, and some of the trees and wreaths purchased were donated back to the community, and can be seen in the lobby of St. Peter Hospital, Providence St. Peter Hospital Neurology Unit (9th floor) and Medical Unit (4th floor), Providence St. Peter Sunshine House, Providence Mother Joseph Care Center, St. Peter Hospital Surgical Waiting Area, Panorama Convalescent & Rehabilitation Center, Olympia Senior Center, Boys and Girls Club and Kaiser Permanente.
More than $310,000 of the total was raised to create the Providence St. Peter Hospital Dental Residency Program, making it the second highest total in Christmas Forest’s 30-year history. This program will provide critical dental care to the lowest income and medically compromised adults and improve outcomes of dental-related emergency center visits at St. Peter Hospital. The dental residency program will be located on the Providence St. Peter Hospital campus and will provide both primary and emergency dental care.
To learn more, or to donate to Dental Residency, please click here or watch the video below.
Thank you to our foundation board members, volunteers, caregivers and community for helping the foundation make Christmas Forest such a wonderful success this year, and helping us further the Providence Mission of helping the poor and vulnerable.
Christmas Forest will return in 2018 with public viewings and the gala over the Nov. 30 - Dec. 2 weekend! If you want to learn more about the 2017 Christmas Forest related activities, please visit the Christmas Forest website!
For further information about Christmas Forest, please contact Stacey Genzlinger at (360) 493-7985.