For 33 holiday seasons, the response from individuals, organizations, clubs and businesses has made the Fort Memorial Hospital Partners Love Light Tree project a successful annual event, exemplifying the spirit of giving.
Each year, the Fort HealthCare Partners select a project at Fort Memorial Hospital to support through the sale of Love Lights. Through proceeds raised during the 2017 campaign, funds will be used to help subsidize the cost of our CareLine service for those who cannot afford it. CareLine is an in-home communication system that keeps the subscriber in touch with the hospital in case of a medical emergency. The system gives peace of mind to both the subscriber and their family. Additionally, funds will be used to support several healthcare scholarships for students and healthcare professionals in the area.
By donating $2 or more, a Love Light on a tree outside the hospital can be purchased as a gift to honor or remember a loved one. Colored lights are intended to honor someone special, while white lights serve as memorials for loved ones who have passed away. Special pledge cards are available, upon request, to notify the person or family of someone being remembered that a love light has been purchased in their honor.
Love Lights can be purchased online (with a minimum of a $5 donation required), which will automatically get you two lights. Love Lights can also be purchased in person from the Partners Gift Shop, during regular business hours, in the main lobby of Fort Memorial Hospital, or by mail.
Please specify whether your donation is a gift (colored light) or a memorial (white light). Also, please indicate the names and home cities of the individuals for whom you are purchasing a Love Light.
Gifts may be mailed to:
Fort Memorial Hospital – Love Lights
(or dropped off at the Partners Gift Shop at the hospital)
611 Sherman Ave. East
Fort Atkinson, WI 53538-1998
Donations of $25 or more are recognized as Love Light Tree sponsors. All donations and sponsors will be acknowledged in December.
To ensure recognition as a sponsor in this year’s listings, donations must be received by December 8th.
The campaign is celebrated with a tree lighting ceremony that will be held on Thursday, December 7th at 6:30 p.m. on the Fort Memorial Hospital grounds, near the Sherman Avenue entrance. At the lighting ceremony, a seasonal message will be provided by Reverend Aaron Winkelman of Bethany Lutheran Church; special music will be provided by the Bethany Lutheran Church preschool students. Following the tree lighting ceremony, attendees are welcome to gather in the hospital’s Steel Away Café for refreshments and a visit from Santa. All are welcome to attend.
We are always grateful for your kind generosity and thank you for your contributions.
The Love Lights Tree Committee
Fort HealthCare Volunteer Services office: (920) 568-5276.