Since 1990, The Council of Southeast Pennsylvania and PRO-ACT have been inviting the community to decorate the Tree of Hope with personalized ornaments bearing the names of individuals being honored.
Often, the holidays can be a difficult time for those affected by alcohol or other drugs and their families.
The tree and event commemorate those who have lost their lives to this disease; celebrate a life gained in recovery; offer hope to those still struggling; and recognize those who have made a positive impact. Each ornament placed on the evergreen tree is a representation of the hope of recovery from addiction.
This year’s dedication ceremony will take place at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 13, at the Southern Bucks Recovery Community Center, 1286 Veterans Highway, Bristol.
Ornaments may be ordered at www.treeofhope.biz or calling Kevin at 267-817-7574. For those unable to attend an ornament can be placed on the tree in their absence.
Proceeds from this year’s Tree of Hope will provide support for those seeking recovery from substance use disorder and their families.
Speakers at the Tree of Hope will highlight and honor individuals and institutions supporting recovery, celebrate those who are living in recovery, commemorate those whose lives have been lost to addiction and appreciate those “Rays of Hope” who help others in their recovery.