Due to COVID-19, the Safeway Providence Festival of Trees was re-imagined this year with two brand-new events: a virtual gala and a TV Christmas special. Though we missed gathering with you in person, this year's Festival brought together Providence donors, friends and our community in new ways.
Your generosity helped raise more than $950,000 for children with special health care needs in Oregon. Thank you for supporting our 38th annual Festival of Trees. Every gift makes a difference, and there's still time for you to make one!
In case you missed them, you can watch the entire Virtual Gala and KATU "Home for the Holidays" Christmas special here:
Home for the Holidays
Thank you for supporting Providence Children's Health. Your gift benefits programs that bring life-changing care to local children and their families.
Supporting Providence Children's Health
Each year 112,000 babies, children and teens rely on Providence Children’s Health for compassionate care, hope and healing. Amid the pandemic, this care is even more important.
Gifts from the Safeway Providence Festival of Trees will help support Providence Neonatal Intensive Care Units, which care for the tiniest babies in Oregon, some as young as 23 weeks.
Meet one family who recently spent several weeks at the Providence Portland NICU and learn how your support helps families during this challenging time:
Funds raised this year will also support Swindells Resource Center, which provides families with free resources, information, education and peer-to-peer support. Last year our centers, located in Portland and Medford, served more than 20,000 families.
One unique program Swindells Resource Center offers is Sib Shop, which helps provide resources and build community among siblings of children with special health care needs.
The video below highlights the special bond among siblings who use the Swindells Resouce Center:
Camp Erin is the only weekend camp in Oregon where children, ages 6-17, can be with other children who are coping with the death of a loved one. This program is free for all children, thanks to donors like you.
Learn more about Camp Erin and how it helps children who are grieving the loss of a loved one:
Meet the design teams
Ever wondered who designs and creates our incredible trees every year? Viewers of the "Home for the Holidays" Christmas special had the chance to meet three longtime Festival of Trees design teams. These volunteers gave us an inside look at the work that goes into crafting these fabulous trees every year..
Holiday music with the stars!
If you missed hearing Train, Amos Lee, Storm Large, and Aaron Meyer and The Brown Sisters perform during the virtual gala and TV special, you can listen here as they share Christmas joy through music.
Train - Shake Up Christmas
Storm Large - The First Noel
Amos Lee - Holiday Song
Aaron Meyer and The Brown Sisters
Below is a small collection of photos featuring our amazing trees. Click here to see a full photo gallery.