Trees of Hope

Through generous donations by area residents, an area in front of the Brooks Health Centre is illuminated during the holiday season representing a Memorial and/or Merry Christmas wish. All funds remain in our community to enhance palliative care services. Tax-deductible receipts are available. 

2020 Update: This year’s donations are now closed.

In 2020, our PRHPCS Trees of Hope has a new permanent fixture outside the Brooks Health Centre.

          For many years the organization has illuminated a tree to acknowledge memorial donations at Christmas time.

         This year metal trees were lit with amber lights representing memorial donations and coloured lights representing the season.

         The metal stand of trees were made by Brooks Industrial Metals and Horizon Welding and Fabrication Inc. 

          Board Member Cindy Young said co-member Angela DeBlasio had an outstanding vision for the project. It was her devotion to the society that got the Trees of Hope created so there can be a memorial site and to give hope for hospice palliative care patients and their families along their journey.

          The organization and the Trees of Hope program started 35 years ago by the late Gayla Gilborn.

         “Trees of Hope acknowledges and assists our families and friends through their grief process of their loss of their loved ones.,” Said volunteer Cindy Young.

    – Sandra M. Stanway – Brooks Bulletin

         PRHPCS thanks Justin Duenk, BIM and Josh Clow, Horizon Welding and Fabrication Inc. for their generous donation to our metal trees project. And Angela DeBlasio for her vision of what our trees of hope could look like!  And, the support from the Brooks Health Centre Maintenance Dept., plus, the Brooks Bulletin for their donations to our campaign.

         PRHPCS would like to thank the Brooks Bulletin, Brooks Greenhouses and Home Care for accepting Trees of Hope forms on our behalf.  

        Covid-19 has brought many challenges to all – PRHPCS thanks our many community supporters donating to our 2020 campaign.

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