Annual Cobb Galleria Festival of Trees
The Embassy Suites Atlanta - Galleria is proud to announce that this year's Festival of Trees raised $29,900 for 37 local charities!
Nothing captures the spirit of Christmas better than singing carols, sipping on hot chocolate and nibbling on some red and green sprinkled cookies. The Cobb Galleria Festival of Trees is a great opportunity for the Atlanta community to make a difference in the lives of others by embodying the true meaning of Christmas through fund raising for local charitable organizations. Admirers can "vote" for their favorite tree or charity by donating money in envelopes designated at each tree. The tree with the highest monetary donation will receive an additional donation from the hotel so every vote matters!
For more information contact Dale Gustafson at 678-460-2561.
We are happy to announce the 2012 Festival of Trees Participanting Charities:
• Atlanta Ballet Center for Dance Education
• Canine Cellmates
• American Heart Assn SE Affiliate
• ArtsBridge Foundation
• Blessed Beautiful Feet/Ashley Nicole Averill Foundation
• Camp Juliette Low
• The Center for Family Resources, Inc.
• Children's Peace Edu and Comm Enrich Cntr.
• The Children's Bilingual Theater
• Cobb Library Foundation
• Communities In Schools of Marietta/Cobb County, Inc
• Curing Kids' Cancer Inc.
• Feed the Hungry
• GA Ballet School
• Girls Inc
• Leukemia and Lymphoma Society
• Humane Society of Cobb County
• Kate's Club
• Kidz 2 Leaders
• March of Dimes
• Healing Hearts
• Make a Wish Foundation
• Two Are Better Than One
• Cobb Works
• Homeless Pet Foundation
• Operation Homefront
• Project Open Hand-Atlanta, Inc.
• Ronald McDonald House
• St. Vincent De Paul Society, Inc.
• SafePath Children's Advocacy Center
• Prevent Blindness Georgia
• Greenhouse Foundation, Inc.
• Girl Scouts of Greater Atlanta
• Atlanta Mission
• Red Clay Rescue
• Marketplace Missions
Third Annual Festival of Trees Festivities
In its inaugural year, the 2010 event raised $14,000. In its second year, the Cobb Galleria Festival of Trees set an ambitious goal of raising $20,000 for 30 local charities and raised $29, 618. This year tops them all! The trees went up the weekend of November 9th and stayed up through the end of the year, giving the community plenty of time to thoroughly enjoy the decorations and make a contribution. The culmination of the festival was the hotel's Anniversary Gala Reception. The event featured food, beverage and live local entertainment capped off with Santa Claus handing each organization their donations.
The results were announced at a holiday gala for the participating charities and guests, where Santa Claus revealed the fundraising goal had been exceeded totaling $29,900 for 37 local nonprofits! Our Atlanta hotel gave an additional $1,000 to to Camp Juliette Low, which raised the most totaling over $5,500. Homeless Pets Foundation raised over $4,500 and received $500 from Epic Response, Inc. for second place. The St. Vincent de Paul society received the "People's Choice Award" of $250 from Gas South.
Thanks to the wonderful Atlanta community for making this event possible!
Join the 2013 Holiday Festival of Trees Celebration
We're already planning for next year and we would love to see you at our fourth annual Cobb Galleria Festival of Trees so you can experience the magic of the holiday season. The Embassy Suites Atlanta - Galleria hotel will be releasing details about the 2013 Cobb Galleria Festival of Trees as it becomes available. To find out more about attending the Gala Reception or making a donation, contact Dale Gustafson at 678-460-2561