We are excited about our upcoming 4th Annual Tree of Hope, which will take place from 6-8pm on Friday, December 1st at the Cumberland County Community Churchin Millville, NJ! After the success of last year’s Tree of Hope Coffeehouse Fundraiser, the Southwest Council will again host this fundraising event in a coffeehouse format. Tree of Hope partners with numerous artists, organizations, treatment facilities, and the larger community to raise funds for local Recovery Support Services.
Tree of Hope seeks to achieve several objectives:
1st objective: to celebrate our local recovery community and commemorate lives lost to the disease of addiction.
2nd objective: to raise awareness about and funds for local Recovery Support Services
3rd objective: to create connection and combat stigma, while spreading the message that recovery is possible and worthy of supporting!
Tree of Hope creates a warm, hospitable atmosphere with live music, coffee, food, and a place to come together in celebration as we aspire to be a healthy and whole community free from substance abuse addiction. A unique element of Tree of Hope is the musical artists who carry the tenor of the night. The program is designed primarily around music and letting the commonality of music add to the anthem of recovery. At this year’s Tree of Hope we will publicly install 14 newly trained peer recovery coaches!
There are two ways we are asking for support:
Share: spread the word about the coffeehouse for a sober, fun Friday night event!Give: in some meaningful way; whether money, time or offer your talents.
While there is no fee to attend the coffeehouse, registering for a ticket will help give an accurate headcount. All voluntary donations benefit support recovery services, like sustaining the volunteer recovery coaches. Attendees can donate by purchasing commemorative ornaments to write names of their loved ones to honor those suffering from addiction, in recovery, or whose lives were lost to overdose. There will also be additional opportunities to give throughout the night.
We hope you will join us!