Every year, Archbold Foundation’s Tree of Lights provides a wonderful way for individuals to honor and remember friends and loved ones through their contributions to the annual Tree of Lights. When donations are made throughout the season, gifts are acknowledged and a special card is sent to the individuals being honored and to the family members of those being remembered. Additionally, a tribute book with the names of all those honored and remembered, along with each donor’s name, is displayed in the main lobby of the hospital. Proceeds from this time-honored tradition directly benefits Hospice of Southwest Georgia by providing critical resources for services and support programs & special events offered to patients, families and our communities. Read how donations to the Tree of Lights benefits Hospice of Southwest Georgia.

Each December, donors, families and the community gather on the hospital’s front lawn to herald in the beginning of the holiday season with the traditional tree lighting ceremony. This time-honored tradition offers a celebration of life and remembrance for those in attendance, with each light on the tree representing a donation made in honor or in memory of an individual, and the tree being lit in memory of an individual.

This past year’s tree was lit in memory of Rebecca Sanders by Mr. Rick Sanders and family, with each light on the tree representing a donation made to the 2022 Tree of Lights in honor or in memory of an individual. This time-honored tradition offers a celebration of life and remembrance for those in attendance. Guests also enjoyed holiday music, s’mores, hot chocolate, the arrival of Santa Claus, and an outstanding performance by South Georgia Ballet!

2022 Tree of Lights Photos

For the sixth year in a row the presenting sponsor of the Tree of Lights was TC Federal Bank. “Giving back to the community is the core of what we have here at TC Federal Bank. In our mission statement we talk about having a servant’s heart and hospice is truly a ministry that has a servant’s heart in our community. We strive to serve others, our friends, our neighbors, our employees when they are at their greatest time of need,” said TC Federal Bank CEO, Greg Eiford.

“We are grateful for the support from our good friends at TC Federal,” said Middleton. “They are great corporate stewards who give back to so many in our community.”

Thanks to the generous support of donors to the 2022 Tree of Lights, over $28,000 was raised to benefit Hospice of Southwest Georgia, so physicians, staff and volunteers can continue to deliver compassionate care to patients who are facing the end of life and provide informational and emotional support for their families. On behalf of everyone at the Archbold Foundation and Hospice of Southwest Georgia, thank you for your continued support of this event!

Hospice of Southwest Georgia

Gifts designated to Hospice of Southwest Georgia serve as an important financial resource to help patients and families cope with end of life care. Please consider donating today. Your support is warmly appreciated.

  • Donate online now
  • Make your check payable to Archbold Foundation, designating that the gift is for Hospice of Southwest Georgia. Mail your donation to 910 South Broad Street, Thomasville, Georgia 31792.
  • Call the Archbold Foundation at 229-228-2924 and make your donation by phone.

If you have any questions regarding your donation, please contact the Archbold Foundation at foundation@archbold.org or 229-228-2924.