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Providence O’Christmas Trees

It has long been a tradition that we offer exposure and support to incredibly worthy and important charitable organizations in our community for their fundraising efforts.

This year for our Halloween event, we’re beyond thrilled to welcome our friends at Providence Senior and Community Services. They do amazing work to help support a mix of health care, hospice, senior and supportive housing programs for those in need.

In their own words…

About Providence Senior and Community Services

Every day, Providence Senior and Community Services, a division of Providence Health & Services,  provides compassionate, Mission-driven care to over 15,200 poor and vulnerable people of all ages in King County and beyond through a variety of service programs. These include hospice, home health, home infusion, nursing homes, assisted living, a food bank, and health support services and housing for low income and disabled adults. All of its programs depend heavily on the generosity the community.

Charitable contributions fund many programs including bereavement and caregiver support, spiritual care, medical equipment, mental health, rent, dentistry, medicine, and specialty services; the many necessary essentials that provide a better quality of life for the individual and their families.

Our Halloween Charity Project

We are partnering up with Metropolitan Fashion week, who over the past 6 years has raised over $134,000 for O’Christmas Trees, to raise money and collect new/gently used classical instruments to decorate a tree for O’Christmas Tree’s annual Gala Dinner & Auction.

We invite you to join us for the creation of our 2012 Providence O’ Christmas Gala Tree: The theme is Hans Christian Andersen’s fairy tale “The Steadfast Tin Soldier”.  An adaptation of the tale is set to the first movement of the Pino Concerto No. 2 in F Major by Dmitri Shostkovich . The tree will include donated musical instruments and toys that will represent the fairy tale.
The tree will be auctioned at the 28th Annual O’ Christmas Trees  Gala Dinner & Auction | Wednesday, November 28, 2012 | The Westin.

Help us by donating any of the following classical instruments ( New or gently used)
String family: Violin, Viola, Cello, Bass (double bass, contra bass)
Woodwind family:  Flute, Piccolo, Oboe, English horn, Clarinet, Bass clarinet, Bassoon, Contrabassoon, Saxophones
Brass family: Trumpet, Horn (French horn), Trombone, Tuba
Keyboards and Harp Celesta, Piano, Harp, Harpsichord, Organ, Synthesizer, Accordion
Percussion family: Timpani, Snare drum, Bass drum, Cymbals, Tambourine, Triangle, Xylophone, Glockenspiel, Chimes, Marimba, Vibraphone (vibes), Tubular bells, Crotales.
Other Instruments: Classical Guitar, Electric Guitar, Mandolin, Moroccan lute, 19th century Chinese sihu

For more information, photos and media clips on our past fundraiser efforts please visit: Metropolitan Fashion Week  Philanthropic.

About the Providence O’Christmas Trees Three Day Celebration

 Christmas Carnival

A joyous and vibrant start to the holiday season! Whether it’s your first Christmas Carnival or a cherished part of your family’s annual tradition, this fun-for-all community event brings out the meaning of Christmas in both the young and the young at heart.

Where: The Westin Seattle Grand Ballroom

When: Monday, November 26

Time: Noon until 8:00 p.m.

*Free admission

Silver Bells Luncheon

Celebrate with family and friends while strolling among 15 designer-decorated Christmas trees

Over lunch, enjoy a Holiday Fashion Show featuring the latest in cocktail and evening wear.

Where: The Westin Seattle Grand Ballroom

When: Tuesday, November 27

Time: 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

*Reservations required                           

Gala Dinner & Auction, Presented by Denali Advanced Integration

Presenting Artist, Olivier Wevers in collaboration with Jared Rue:

A spectacular black tie evening affair that embodies the holiday spirit of giving from the heart! Bathed in golden light and filled with glimmering designer-decorated trees, dinner in the ballroom is a stunning holiday spectacle. After dinner catch the spirit of giving during the live auction. Hot auction items this year include a Sun Valley, Idaho, ski package complete with airfare, and a recording studio package sure to fulfill someone’s dream of becoming a recording superstar.

Where: Grand Ballroom, The Westin Seattle

When: Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Time: Registration begins at 5:00 p.m.

*Reservations required

For more information visit our website:  www.providenceochristmastrees.org

You can help Providence O’Christmas Trees with their work, by making a donation at the time of your ticket purchase for Bonza Bash, or by entering in the costume competition at the event, which requires a cash donation of $5 or more or a new/gently used instrument. All funds raised from entering the costume competition will be donated to Providence Senior and Community Services.