The Kootenai Health Foundation hosts the annual Festival of Trees at the Coeur d'Alene Resort. This event is always the weekend following Thanksgiving; it has become an annual holiday tradition for the community and the kick-off to the holiday season.
Businesses and individuals come together to decorate and donate some 40 lavish Christmas trees and displays which are enjoyed by attendees and ultimately sold at auction. Each year proceeds raised at the Festival of Trees help fund needed services at Kootenai Health.
Over the years, the festival has raised more than $5 million in support of projects such as the Kootenai Heart Center, Kootenai Health's Walden House, the Kootenai Clinic's Cancer Center, Kootenai Health's Birthing Center, Kootenai Health's patient transportation program and the McGrane Center for Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Care.
In 2014, the Kootenai Health Foundation Festival of Trees will be held November 28 through December 1 at the Coeur d'Alene Resort. For more information on the Festival of Trees, or to learn more about helping our community, call the Foundation at (208) 625-4438 or (208) 625-4433.