Hospice of Wichita Falls to kick off 33rd Annual Tree of Lights Campaign
Nov. 20 will mark the official start of the 33rd annual Tree of Lights Campaign for Hospice of Wichita Falls, with the “Lighting of the Tree” on top of the Southwest Building on Kemp Boulevard during the weather segment of the 6 p.m. newscast on both KFDX TV-3 and KAUZ TV-6.
During the campaign, the community has the opportunity to light a light on the tree in honor or memory of a special person in their life, making this a sentimental favorite of our Board of Directors, staff, volunteers and the community alike. We hope this tradition holds a special place in your heart as well.
The tree, along with the star on top, will be lit on Nov 20, but, on Nov. 21, the star will go dark until we have met our fundraising goal of $250,000. The tree will remain lit throughout the holiday season as a reminder of the friends and family members who have been honored. If we meet our goal, the star will be lit during the 6 p.m. newscasts on Dec.
The donations received through this campaign enable Hospice of Wichita Falls to provide care, education, resources, support and sometimes simply a hand to hold to those who are facing life threatening illnesses.
For the past 33 years, Hospice of Wichita Falls has been the only nonprofit, free-standing hospice in the area providing exceptional service, both night and day. We are blessed by community members whose continued support assists us in fulfilling our mission of “Care, Hope and Support for All When Illness Threatens Life,” by providing us with the ability to never deny service to anyone needing hospice care due to lack of insurance or financial resources.
The Tree of Light schedule is as follows:
• Nov. 20: Campaign kick-off/ Tree-lighting ceremony during local TV 6 p.m. newcasts
• Nov. 21 - Dec. 14: Donation table set up at Market Street on Kell Boulevard in Wichita Falls, Texas, Monday through Sunday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
• Dec. 14: Radio Day at 102.3 The Bull FM from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.
• Dec. 14: Lighting of the Star during local TV 6 p.m. newcasts (if the goal is met)
Donations can be made at Hospice of Wichita Falls in person or over-the-phone, online at www.howf.org/tree-of-lights-dates or at the donation table at Market Street.
Contributions to Hospice of Wichita Falls are tax-deductible under current IRS regulations.