Hospice of Redmond’s annual fundraising event, Festival of Trees, is being transformed into a COVID-friendly event for the first time in 36 years. The event will feature a Tour of Trees to support local businesses and community partners while allowing for safe social distancing. The two-week event will lead up to and culminate with a virtual auction to support various hospice services for the uninsured.
Tree viewing will occur November 22, 2020 to December 5, 2020. Tree locations, tree descriptions, sponsors, decorators and additional details will be posted on social media to encourage viewing and bidding on trees. Also, event signs directing Tour of Trees’ viewers to the tree locations will be placed along the route. Tress will be auctioned during a live virtual auction on Saturday, December 5, 2020.
Funds raised at Festival of Trees make it possible for Hospice of Redmond to provide services to terminally ill people and their families not covered by Medicare or private insurance. These services include bereavement counseling, the Transitions program for people with life-limiting illnesses, and Camp Sunrise, an annual grief camp for children throughout Central Oregon.