By far our most symbolic and recognized fundraiser!
The Thompson Community Foundation sets up a Christmas Tree in the City Centre Mall for the month of December. Each decoration on our Memorial Tree serves as a reminder of a loved one who has passed on. It has become one of the most celebrated traditions for many people in Thompson. For a donation of $10.00 or more, you will receive an ornament that has the name of the loved one you are honoring, and each decoration is then hung on our Christmas Tree. It’s a touching way to remember those who are no longer with us during the holiday season and you know that your donations allow the Thompson Community Foundation to fund projects in our community that help many people in Thompson. At Christmas time we cherish the opportunity to gather with friends and family to celebrate the Holiday season, but it can also be a time to remember those who are no longer with us, so you can donate "in the memory of..."
The Memorial Christmas Tree has become a cherished tradition to a lot of people. When people are in the mall, they are usually rushing around trying to get everything done, but, when they walk by the tree, everyone stops to read the names displayed, and this usually puts a smile on their face. It's as if they have remembered something great about that person. This memorial Tree is truly a gift.
Where can we donate to the Memorial Tree?
On the weekends each year in December we have Thompson Community Foundation Board Members at the tree, however you can make your donation anytime from Monday to Friday at K.B Insurance in the City Centre Mall. We will have volunteers at the tree on the weekends prior to Christmas, and all donations will have a tax receipt.
How can our listeners receive further information concerning the Foundation?
People can either speak to any of the board members or contact the Thompson Community Foundation office at 204-281-3110 or firstname.lastname@example.org.