CHARLOTTE, Mich. (WILX) - You can honor a loved one through a community project in Charlotte.
This Friday, December 1, the Hayes Green Beach (HGB) Auxiliary's annual "Tree of Love" fundraiser begins.
The holiday tradition provides local businesses and individuals the opportunity to honor or remember loved ones with a donation that pays for an ornament in their name to be displayed.
The proceeds will benefit the HGB Auxiliary, a nonprofit organization whose mission is to support the hospital. The Auxiliary's generosity over the years has helped fund clinical rooms, medical equipment and items that enhance patient experiences.
"We are ever grateful for the annual tradition of the HGB Auxiliary's Tree of Love fundraiser," said Barbara Fulton, Ph.D., HGB director of community development. "The Auxiliary's commitment to coordinating the Tree of Love provides a meaningful way to recognize or remember family, friends and heroes during the holidays."
Mary Hall and Pauline Borgman, both HGB Auxiliary officers, are this year's coordinators of the Tree of Love.
Ornaments feature ribbons with the name of your loved one or honoree, and are displayed on the Christmas tree in HGB's main lobby. Donations are $5 to display a red bulb, $25 for a silver bulb and $50 for a gold bulb.
Donations can be made between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m., Monday through Friday, December 1 through December 22.
To discuss a donation or to ask questions about the Tree of Love, please call
517-543-1050, ext. 2190.