Children's Hospital of Buffalo Foundation Event

Welcome to the 43rd Annual Festival of Trees!

The Festival of Trees is the highlight of the holiday season in WNY and, for the past 42 years, has helped thousands of sick children get better at our Children’s Hospital. In 2019, through the generous support from our donors, we raised a record-setting $920,000 which has helped us meet the increased demand of families coming to Oishei Children’s Hospital (OCH) for care and treatment in our special needs, behavioral health and comprehensive rehabilitation programs. And, as a result of the pandemic, this demand is on the rise.

While we can’t get together in person this year due to the pandemic, we need your help more than ever and hope you consider joining us for this year's Festival of Trees. Being mindful of your safety, we are offering a number of different sponsorship and donation opportunities with benefits redeemable throughout the year whenever you’re most comfortable. Each and every donation will make a direct impact on the kids at OCH now, in the coming weeks and especially during the holiday season.

Sponsorship LevelsSponsorship Levels

The Crystal level sponsorship is $15,000The Crystal level sponsorship is $15,000.

Patient Impact

Your support allows patients, like Sloane, to have access to best-in-class neurology and neurosurgical care and provides critical resources for equipment, training and emotional support needed to cope with the challenges of sudden hospitalization.

Additionally, your generosity will provide a holiday experience for patients and their families at OCH including a delivered mini tree for decorating, OCH teddy bear and holiday meal package.

Dining Experience

  • In-home chef catering experience for up to 20 people created by Oliver’s or Salvatore’s Italian Gardens
  • Grivani Oil and Vinegar Gift Set
  • 12 bottles of wine in partnership with Premier Wine & Spirits

*If choosing to forgo dining experience, OCH will receive an additional $4,000 in direct financial support

The Emerald level sponsorship is $7,500The Emerald level sponsorship is $7,500.

Patient Impact

Your support allows patients, like Miracle, with complex care needs, involving multilevel care collaboration to receive the best possible outcomes. This type of teamwork and level of excellence is the driving force behind OCH and its physicians.

Additionally, your generosity will provide a holiday experience for patients and their families at OCH including a delivered mini tree for decorating and OCH teddy bear.

Dining Experience

  • Chef’s Table for 10 people at one of three choice restaurants: Oliver’s, Giancarlo’s Sicilian Steakhouse or Salvatore’s Italian Gardens
  • Grivani Oil and Vinegar Gift Set
  • 8 bottles of wine in partnership with Premier Wine & Spirits

**If choosing to forgo dining experience, OCH will receive an additional $2,500 in direct financial support

The Ruby level sponsorship is $3,500The Ruby level sponsorship is $3,500.

Patient Impact

Your support allows patients, like Isaiah, to receive the latest treatment options and care available. Patients in the Hematology/Oncology Unit are often there for extended stays, it is important to provide entertaining distractions for some levity.

Additionally, your generosity will provide a holiday experience for patients and their families at OCH including a delivered mini tree for decorating and OCH teddy bear.

Dining Experience

  • A wine pairing dinner for 8 people at one of three choice restaurants: Oliver’s, Giancarlo’s Sicilian Steakhouse or Salvatore’s Italian Gardens
  • 6 bottles of wine in partnership with Premier Wine & Spirits

*If choosing to forgo dining experience, OCH will receive an additional $1,200 in direct financial support

The Sapphire level sponsorship is $1,000The Sapphire level sponsorship is $1,000.

Patient impact

Your support provides patients, like Kenleigh, with life-saving care in The Children’s Guild Foundation Level IV Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), the highest level NICU in the region.  Our NICU cares for 950 babies each year along with 1,300 babies in our pediatric intensive care unit (PICU) each year; supporting families during their challenging time.

Additionally, your generosity will provide a holiday experience for patients and their families at OCH including a delivered mini tree for decorating and OCH teddy bear.

Dining Experience

  • 4 person dine-in or take out meal at one of three choice restaurants: Oliver’s, Giancarlo’s Sicilian Steakhouse or Salvatore’s Italian Gardens
  • 2 bottles of wine in partnership with Premier Wine & Spirits

*If choosing to forgo dining experience, OCH will receive an additional $380 in direct financial support

Dining experience created in partnership with Giancarlo’s Sicilian Steakhouse, Oliver’s, Salvatore’s Italian Gardens and Premier Wine & SpiritsDining experience created in partnership with Giancarlo’s Sicilian Steakhouse, Oliver’s, Salvatore’s Italian Gardens and Premier Wine & Spirits

Additional Support for The Festival of Trees

Designer Trees

In keeping with the tradition of Festival of Trees, there will be designer trees available for viewing and purchase on a mobile auction page. Our designers have created some wonderful displays this year!

Family Day at Home

TOPS Friendly Markets Logo
Celebrate Festival of Trees at home this year, thanks to TOPS Friendly Markets! Visit your local TOPS location and purchase a gingerbread house kit to create at home with a portion of the proceeds benefitting OCH this holiday season!

Dave’s Christmas Wonderland

Dave's Christmas Wonderland Logo
Over the years, Dave’s Christmas Wonderland has been a tremendous supporter of the Festival of Trees. This year, you can shop on their website and a portion of the proceeds from your purchase will be donated to OCH!

Direct Donations

Monetary donations, separate from sponsorships, can be made online or by enclosing your credit card information or check with your response card. Donations of $250 and above will receive a token of appreciation from an OCH patient.

FOR the kids with all the courage. Presented by M&T Bank and Dave's Christmas Wonderland.

Sponsorships available for purchase until December 14

Designer Trees available for auction on our mobile auction site from December 1 - 13

Contact

Melissa Bean, Manager of Special Events

Phone

716-859-7009