Every year the Arizona Burn Foundation kicks off the holiday season with their signature event, Holiday Festival of Trees. This gala is our singular fundraising event of the year with all of the proceeds disbursed for the continuation of the programs we offer for the burn survivor community.
6pm-7pm: Cocktail Party and Reception
During the cocktail party and reception mingle with old and new friends as you browse the beautifully decorated trees featured in the live auction, or bid on a silent auction of holiday themed table top trees professionally decorated, wreaths, floral arrangements, stockings and special gift items. During the cocktail party and reception there is also a fun photo booth, and opportunities for pictures in front of the professionally decorated trees.
Be seated for your 4 course dinner and enjoy the company of those at your table.
After dinner be moved by a short program illustrating the importance of enrichment programs for burn survivors. This year we feature the story of two burn survivors whose lives illustrate our mission to help burn survivors thrive.
The evening then becomes a live auction of 11 brilliant professionally designed and decorated Christmas trees. The ‘auction fever’ becomes very exciting as bidders try to win the highest bid for their favorite tree.
On Sunday morning the trees are “shrink wrapped” and delivered by local firefighters to the home of the highest bidder. Imagine the glee when your family Christmas tree is delivered and set up by the firefighters!
This event is a fabulous way to extend generosity during the spirit of the holiday season. It is also a nice alternative for a company holiday party to involve staff in a philanthropic mission within an elegant setting.