The Board of Directors of Friends of Cranberry Hospice has decided, due to many contributing factors, not to hold the Festival of Trees this year.

We are extremely grateful for the support we have received from the community these past 23 years.

Although there will be no 2013 Festival of Trees, part of the tradition will continue with the Tree of Lights brightly shining in the main lobby of Jordan Hospital this holiday season. $5 lights and $25 candles may be purchased and donations to Friends of Cranberry Hospice will be welcome. All proceeds from the Tree of Lights will go to Cranberry Hospice.

We are dedicated to the mission of Cranberry Hospice and hope you will continue your support of them. We are in the process of re-evaluating the Festival of Trees event.

Our History

In the 23 year history of the Festival of Trees, the Friends of Cranberry Hospice have donated over $1,500,000 to Cranberry Hospice to provide hospice services to patients and families in the communities of Bourne, Bridgewater, Carver, Duxbury, Halifax, Hanover, Hanson, Kingston, Lakeville, Marshfield, Middleboro, Pembroke, Plymouth, Plympton, Sandwich, Scituate, and Wareham.

How can you continue to be a part of the tradition?

The Tree of Lights is a spectacular tree trimmed with hundreds of white lights and candles. Each light and candle represents a thoughtful donation made in memory or honor of someone special.

If you wish, an acknowledgment of your remembrance will be sent to those you've honored and to the families of those you've memorialized. Their names will also be registered in the Tree of Lights Log which will be displayed next to the tree.

Your tax-deductible donation to the Festival of Trees benefits Cranberry Hospice’s Children’s Bereavement Program as well as Direct Patient Care.

A Tree of Lights mailing will be going out in early November.

I simply wish to donate to Friends of Cranberry Hospice

Throughout our history, Cranberry Hospice has benefited from the charitable donations of community spirited neighbors. It is you who make Hospice's vital services available to many grateful families. Please know that your contribution will help "…add life to days when days can no longer be added to life."

Please click the button below to donate. You do not need a PayPal account to contribute.

Hospice Care

Cranberry Hospice is dedicated to helping patients with life-limiting illnesses spend their final days at home surrounded, supported and comforted by the people they love. In addition, it provides a means of maintain ing dignity and quality of life.

The medical, emotional, social and spiritual support of Hospice extends to patients and their families. During the final stages of illness, Hospice helps patients control their pain and ease their fears and anxieties. Hospice also provides support to the family through out the period of bereavement following the death of a patient.

Friends of Cranberry Hospice

Established in 1989 to support the work of Cranberry Hospice, the Friends began the Festival of Trees to bring the gift of joy and the spirit of family, love and sharing to the communities we serve.

Thank you to those who generously supported the Friends in 2013

Seaside Garden Club of Plymouth
Natural Body Works, Kingston
Joani Adams: in memory of Natalie Wirtzburger
Denise B. Amiot
Mr. and Mrs. Walter Amory
Gail A. Bennett
Paul Bibinski and Family
Ellen and Mark Bobseine
Mr. and Mrs. Frederick Bowes, III
Charles and Elizabeth Cousins
Pat Cronin
PMG Physician Associates, P.C., Plymouth
Pamela Digby
Sue Dooley-Curran
Kris and John DuPuy
Debra Foreaker
Robert Freyermuth
C. A. Geldmacher, Inc., Duxbury
Vincent Graziano
Pamela Haddad
Eleanor and Hardy Hendren
Wendy Hinden and Kathryn Livelli
Janet and Anthony Ionta
Ellen and Bob Johnson: in memory of Val Wakefield
Eileen A. Jones
Bernard Joubert
Valerie and Stephen Kerzner
Mr. & Mrs. Robert L. Macdonald
Cynthia McClay
Donna McConville
Jeff and Jess McDermott
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Mullen
Barbara A. Murray
Maureen and Francis Muscato
Mr. and Mrs. John F. Palmer
Mary Anne Pepe
Marilyn A. Phillips: In memory of Roz Thompson
Marilyn Pisco
Linda and Bob Quinlan
Shanahan Drywall & Plastering, L.L.C., Plymouth
Bonnie Templeton
Thalia Tribble: in memory of Jim Tribble
Kathryn and Gary Tureski
Mr. and Mrs. Paul Vancheri
Lucille and Michael Walsh
Nancy and Chris Winship
Paul Withington
Tick and Kathy Withington: in memory of our Beloved Richard F. Withington, Sr.