Festival of Trees
Fairmont Olympic Hotel, Seattle
This year we celebrated our 40th Annual Festival of Trees with a display of beautifully decorated Christmas trees, each with its own unique theme and style. They were on display at the Fairmont Olympic Hotel in November.
Annual Festival of Trees Gala
Go to our Events page to see some photos of our 40th Annual Festival of Trees Gala, that was held at the Fairmont Olympic Hotel on November 18, 2017.
Purchase a Tree
Trees are themed and produced by professional designers.
Trees are valued at $2,500. Any amount above that may be tax-deductible (check with your accountant). 2017 Tree Sales are now closed.
Let our designers create the perfect tree for your home or office. A live tree may be available on request. Trees may be any size.
Trees may be customized to reflect your business. Price will vary depending on the size of the tree and the complexity of the design. All proceeds benefit Seattle Children's Hospital.
This year's Museum of Flight tree "Project Welcome Home, Vietnam Veteran War Memorial " is shown at right. Just below is a custom tree created for Weyerhaeuser.
Contact Daphne Darst at 425-681-4151 to find out how easy it is to have us create a beautiful tree for your home or office. It will come with an inspirational patient storyboard to show your support for Seattle Children's Hospital.
Sponsor a Tree
Support our event by sponsoring a tree for $3,000. Your company name will be displayed at The Fairmont Olympic Hotel for twelve days, and will also be on the patient story board which will accompany each tree to the buyer's business or home. You'll also be recognized on this web site. Your gift is fully tax-deductible. Tree decorated using company logo and décor $3,500.
Donate to Festival of Trees to benefit Seattle Children's
Make a monetary or in-kind donation to our guild to offset our costs of producing trees. To make a donation, contact Elna Duffield.
Donate online here.
Another way to support our event is to donate the ornaments or the entire tree back to our guild after the holidays. Returned items will be used in the future to generate revenue for Seattle Children's Hospital. Contact Dottie Greenwood to arrange to have members of our guild come to pick up your donated items.
Media Coverage of Festival of Trees
At the gala, the Dr. Forrest L. Flashman Guild was honored by showing this video of our guild's history.
A video that featured the stories of 3 Seattle Children's patients was created to show at the gala. Watch it here.
Festival of Trees was featured on New Day Northwest with Margaret Larson on King 5. View the interview with Gala Co-Chair Seth Levin here.
King 5 also featured a live interview with guild member Elna Duffield here.
Warm 106.9 created a video of our volunteers creating trees at our warehouse. View the video here.
About Our Beneficiaries
Seattle Children's Autism Center
In August 2009, Seattle Children’s Hospital opened its Autism Center to provide comprehensive and timely services to autism patients. It is programmed to provide a full range of family-based care from early childhood through young adulthood. The Center is able to draw on the medical research expertise of a nationally recognized children’s hospital, while also providing necessary treatment, family support and therapy options tailored to address the evolving personal needs of each patient served.
Uncompensated Care at Seattle Children's
Seattle Children’s provided $120.5 million in uncompensated care in 2014, an increase of approximately $3.5 million from 2013. The fundraising efforts of our guilds is a vital source of uncompensated care contributions, helping Children's keep its founding promise to the community - caring for children in our region regardless of ability to pay.