Tuesday, December 6th @ 6:00 p.m.

Front Lawn – John D. Archbold Memorial Hospital

The holiday season is upon us, and for many in South Georgia, it’s a time to honor and remember friends and loved ones by making donations to the Archbold Foundation Tree of Lights. Proceeds from this time-honored tradition directly benefits Hospice by providing critical resources for services and support programs offered to patients, families and our communities. Read how donations to the Tree of Lights benefits Hospice of Southwest Georgia.

Holiday decorations throughout the hospital, including the tree displayed in the main lobby, are provided by the Archbold Memorial Hospital Auxiliary. Throughout the season, donations can be made to the Tree of Lights in honor or in memory of an individual. A gift of $10 per individual tribute is suggested, but gifts of any size are welcome. A tribute book with the names of all those honored and remembered, along with each donor’s name, is displayed by the tree during this time. Additionally, 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.

This year’s traditional tree lighting - a ceremony that heralds the beginning of the holiday season and offers a celebration of life and remembrance for those in attendance - will be held on Tuesday, December 6, 2022, at 6:00 p.m. on the front lawn of the hospital. Guests will enjoy holiday music, s’mores, hot chocolate and other refreshments AND a visit from Santa Claus himself! The tree will be lit in memory of Rebecca Sanders, and will continue to be lit every evening throughout the entire month of December, with each light on the tree representing a donation made in honor or in memory of an individual.

For the sixth year in a row the presenting sponsor of the Tree of Lights is 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.”

2022 Tree of Lights Tribute Form

  • Donate online now
  • Pay by check: Download the tribute form. Make your check payable to Archbold Foundation and mail, along with the completed tribute form, 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 or 229-228-2924.