Every year Primary Children's Medical Center (PCMC) in Salt Lake City holds a Festival of Trees. The purpose of this festival is to raise money for families who have loved ones at PCMC and need help with their medical bills.
From their website:
"For 39 years, the Festival of Trees has been a “Gift of Love” to children at Primary Children's Medical Center. The Festival is organized by a volunteer board of 84 women who enlist time and talents from thousands of individuals, organizations, businesses, and families throughout Utah. Over $24 million has been raised for children in need at Primary Children’s Medical Center through the Festival since 1971, with $1,495,840.74 raised in 2008"
The Grotegut family has a special place in our hearts for PCMC as it is the place where our sweet niece, Kiera Grotegut, passed away as an infant several years ago. This year we were approached by a friend, Andy Monson, (Amaryllis' cousin) who was putting together his third tree to donate to the festival in honor of his sister, Angela Marie Monson Heaton, who was killed in a tragic car accident a few years ago on her way home from work. Angi was a nurse and loved children and scrapbooking.
Stamper Storage made a donation including a customized and finished (painted, stained, sealed) InkStak-Tall Stak Wide and loooooooads of Bind-It-All supplies and a BIA machine. Here's a snap shot of Andy with the tree and all the goodies from various businesses:
It is exciting to be a part of something so special. Thank you, Andy, for letting us experience a little Christmas Joy with you :)
PS - this tree has still not yet sold. If you're interested the price is somewhere around $3900 for the tree and all the delightful goodies.
PPS.. If you would like to donate to Andy’s tree next year please shoot me an email and I will pass your information on to Andy so he can contact you next year when they get ready to start collecting donations again. If they do a scrapbooking tree again next year handmade cards and other paper crafting projects would be welcomed as well as new, unused items in packages.