We are excited about our upcoming 5th Annual Tree of Hope, which will take place on Friday evening, December 7th at the Restoration House in 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 seeks to partner with outside organizations, treatment facilities, and the larger community to raise funds for local Recovery Support Services.
Tree of Hope is designed to achieve several objectives:
1st objective: to commemorate lives lost to the disease of addiction, and to celebrate those living in vibrant recovery
2nd objective: to raise awareness and funds for local Recovery Support Services, such as the volunteer Cumberland CARES program
3rd objective: to create connection and combat stigma, all while spreading the message that recovery is possible and worthy of supporting!
Tree of Hope is marked by a warm, hospitable atmosphere with music, coffee, snacks/food, and a place to come together in celebration as we aspire to be a healthy and whole community free from substance abuse addiction. The program is designed primarily around music and letting the commonality of music add to the anthem of recovery.
We see two main ways you can participate:
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, 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.