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Phoenix Children’s Hospital — Festival of Trees
As design professionals we love what we do, and when we get a chance to use our skills to serve others, it is even better. This year PHX Architecture has teamed up with Salcito Custom Homes to sponsor this years “A Holiday of Hope– Festival of Trees” benefiting Phoenix Children’s Hospital.
In it’s fourth year, Phoenix Children’s Hospital Festival of Trees has a brand new venue and a fresh new look. Previously held at local resorts, PCH signature holiday event has grown into a larger and higher-profile event that will be showcased in the lower level of Neiman Marcus wing of Scottsdale Fashion Square from November 21 through December 2nd.
Starting with nine-foot tall trees as blank canvases, generously donated by Ace Hardware, the best of the Valley’s interior designers spend weeks imagining completely unique and festive works of art for the public to bid on for display in their home or business, or as the bidder wishes, to be donated to a deserving family. Trees this year will feature popular themes from the past year, including an interpretation of Disney’s Frozen, which is sure to spark a bidding war amongst the biggest fans.
Bidding for the trees begins at $1,500 with a “buy it now” option set at $5,000. All proceeds benefit Phoenix Children’s Hospital.
In addition to the tree displays and auction, PCH will host a family friendly event on Sunday, November 30 from 2pm to 5pm in the lower level of Neiman Marcus wing complete with cookie decorating, ornament making and story time. Parents and Grandparents can purchase limited edition custom designed and hand painted ornaments generously donated by Southwest Ornaments for $40. Only 100 ornaments were created, specifically for PCH, with all proceeds going back to the Phoenix Children’s Hospital Foundation.
In addition to the support of Scottsdale Fashion Square Mall, the following companies have contributed to make the 2014 Festival of Trees bigger and better than ever: Modern Luxury Scottsdale, PHX Architecture, Salcito Custom Homes, and Syndicate Public Relations.
“We’ve had three solid, successful years with this event and we’re looking forward to propelling it forward in a big way by partnering with Scottsdale Fashion Square as our new venue host,” said Steve Schnall, Senior Vice President and Chief Development Officer for Phoenix Children’s Hospital Foundation. “The Festival of Trees is an important part of our fundraising campaign as we finish out the year. We invite everyone in the Valley to visit the display and see the incredible work that has been done by these phenomenal interior designers.”
Last year’s event raised more than $20,000. With the new venue and increased publicity, PCH hopes to raise the bar on the proceeds from the event.