Trees of Love and Thanksgiving

Trees of Love and Thanksgiving

Honoring loved ones with light

Lighting the Way

Trees of Love and Thanksgiving is a fundraising initiative of the Friends of Cooley Dickinson and the Pastoral Care Department that offers community members the opportunity to memorialize and honor loved ones.

You can purchase a light to honor someone who has made a difference in your life by making a gift of $15 or more in his/her memory until December 31st. The lights illuminate the trees in Cooley Dickinson Hospital’s Healing Garden and create an enchanting, warm holiday glow for all to enjoy. Furthermore your gift will also help illuminate lives by raising funds to provide free infant car beds and will help renovate the Emergency Department.

Family members of those you honor with your gift will be notified of your donation in a card sent to them by mail. The name of the donor and the honoree will also be displayed at the hospital.

Honor a Loved One with a Light


Fall 2023

For over twenty years, the Trees of Love & Thanksgiving has raised needed funding to support initiatives most critical to Cooley Dickinson, your community hospital; and through your giving, every holiday season you help light the trees throughout the Healing Garden.

Now, more than ever, the need for a strong community hospital has never been greater. You know that you can count on Cooley Dickinson to care for your loved ones and neighbors. You also know how important it is to support this incredible and needed resource right in our community. This year, we are asking you to help us renovate the Emergency Department.

Your gift today will support Transforming Emergency Care: Campaign for the Cooley Dickinson Hospital Emergency Department.

In addition to funding improvements to the Emergency Department, a portion of your gift will be used to purchase twelve infant car beds. These beds are necessary to provide safe transport home from the hospital for underweight infants. Parents in need are profoundly grateful when they receive these car beds.


Can we count on your generosity to support the needs of all members of our community, from infants to elders?

Make your gift by December 31st and help support Cooley Dickinson and the Trees of Love & Thanksgiving fundraising initiative!

Thank you to our Sponsors!

Illumination Sponsors:

Big E’s Supermarket

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Czelusniak Funeral Home

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Valley Solar

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