2021 Tree of Lights

The holiday season is upon us, and for many in South Georgia, it’s a time to honor and remember friends and loved ones through contributions to the Archbold Foundation Tree of Lights. This time-honored tradition began as part of the effort to raise funds for the first Lewis Hall Singletary Oncology Center. Now, for more than 26 years, donations made to the Tree of Lights have helped to provide critical resources for special programs Hospice of Southwest Georgia offers to patients, families and our communities.

Throughout the season, gifts can be made to the Tree of Lights in honor or in memory of an individual. A donation of $10 per individual tribute is suggested, but gifts of any size are welcome. Individuals honored and family members of those remembered receive a special card letting them know that a gift has been given in their honor or in memory of a loved one. Additionally, a tribute book is on display in the hospital lobby during this time.

This year’s tree lighting ceremony was once again sponsored by 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.”

The ceremonious lighting of the tree was done in memory of Ann Vann this year, with each light on the tree symbolizing gifts made in honor or in memory of an individual. The tree will be lit every evening throughout the month of December.

Donations to the Tree of Lights continue to be accepted throughout the remainder of the season. To make a donation online, DONATE NOW or download the Tree of Lights TRIBUTE FORM and mail your donation to 910 South Broad Street, Thomasville, Georgia 31792.

On behalf of everyone at the Archbold Foundation and Hospice of Southwest Georgia, thank you for your continued support. If you have questions about your donation, please call the Archbold Foundation office at 229-228-2924 or email foundation@archbold.org.

2021 Tree of Lights Picture Gallery