Festival of Trees
Fairmont Olympic Hotel, Seattle
Since 1978, the talented members of the Dr. Forrest L. Flashman Guild have presented the Festival of Trees, a display of beautifully decorated Christmas trees, each with its own unique theme and style.
The 2015 trees have been delivered to the buyer's homes or businesses. Our next display will be November 19 - 30, 2016 at the Fairmont Olympic Hotel in the lobby and grand motor entrance. Each tree will be accompanied by a sign with the photo and story of one of our courageous Seattle Children's patients.
Purchase a Tree: $3,000
Trees are themed and produced by professional designers. They may be pre-purchased for $3,000, once they are posted on this website in August 2016.
Trees are valued at $2,500. Any amount above that may be tax-deductible (check with your accountant).
The purchase price for our trees will go up on November 19, 2016 to $4,000. Tree sales will end on Monday, November 28, 2016.
They will be delivered to your home or business on December 1, 2016, and a decorator team will follow to unwrap the tree and make sure it is perfect.
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 (Museum of Flight tree is 17 feet!).
Trees may be customized to reflect your business. They must be requested by April 30, 2016. Price will vary depending on the size of the tree and the complexity of the design. All proceeds benefit Seattle Children's Hospital.
Each year, Raisbeck Engineering purchases a 17 foot custom tree for the Museum of Flight to benefit Seattle Children's. Last year, Harley Marine Services purchased three custom trees for their award-winning new offices.
Contact us 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 $2,500. 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.
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.
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.
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.