I love The Baby Fold’s Festival of Trees and the community it celebrates. How do I get involved?

Each and every year, we hear someone say “I would love to be a part of Festival, but I’ve
never been asked to help“.  Well, consider this your official call to action!  Festival is successful because of the hundreds of dedicated volunteers, designers, and sponsors just like you! An event as large as Festival takes year-round planning and we could sure use your help!

Your gifts of time, talents,skills and creative abilities pull together for our mission statement to ring true: to create awareness of the needs of our most vulnerable children and their families, to raise funds for their needs and to create a wonderful holiday event for our community!

We can use your help for one hour a day, one hour a week, or one hour a year.

We are also always looking for volunteers, for Leaders and for new Steering Committee members to bring new ideas to our event to keep it fresh and new. If you are interested in joining our Festival family – please connect by phone: 309.451.7206 or check us out on our website: www.festoftrees.org or Facebook: www.Facebook.com/thebabyfold

45+ @HelloCOUNTRY Volunteers Helped Organize 2 Semi Trailers for @FestOfTrees

While the Festival of Trees is a cold weather holiday tradition, a lot of work has to be done in the summer to make this holiday event happen!  This past week, over 45+ COUNTRY Financial interns helped The Baby Fold‘s Festival of Trees organize two semi trailers of Festival goodies!  Thank you for your time and effort!  Continue reading “45+ @HelloCOUNTRY Volunteers Helped Organize 2 Semi Trailers for @FestOfTrees”

The Festival of Trees Needs You!

This year’s festival is November 10-13, 2011 at the U.S. Cellular Coliseum and WE NEED YOUR HELP!

The success of our event relies on talented people that give of their time and talents.  Because our event is large, we have a number of different opportunities available.  Volunteer leadership is very rewarding and is assisted via Baby Fold Staff member.

Continue reading “The Festival of Trees Needs You!”

Two Baby Fold/Festival of Trees Interns Graduate!

ISU’s Brittany Trussell and IWU’s Amber Spiewak graduated this May!  These special ladies were both volunteer Interns within the Development and Public Relations department, coming to us with a specific desire to serve in the “events planning” realm. For the grand finale of their interning – each Intern served in a leadership role for Festival of Trees and as a liaison to another specialty area or event.  They more than fulfilled their roles at The Baby Fold!  These ladies each served over an extended time, not just one semester!

Continue reading “Two Baby Fold/Festival of Trees Interns Graduate!”

TBF Intern for D&PR, ISU Grad after tonight!

Brittany Trussell graduates tonight, Friday, May 6, 2011 from the College of Communication with ISU – with a Bachelor of Science degree – majoring in Public Relations.  Her bright smile and all of her enthusiasm will be tremendously missed at The Baby Fold.  She started out as the Events Coordinator’s intern mainly for Festival of Trees, but soon became a friend and someone the whole department of Development and Public Relations could depend upon.  Thank you Tom Lamonica from ISU for recommending Brittany!  Congratulations and best wishes go out to Brittany as she starts a new journey!!

Getting involved with Festival of Trees

I love The Baby Fold’s Festival of Trees and the community it celebrates.  How do I get involved?

Each and every year, we hear someone say “I would love to be a part of Festival, but I’ve  never been asked to help.”  Consider this your official call to action!  Festival is successful because of the hundreds of dedicated volunteers, designers, and sponsors just like you.  An event as large as Festival takes year-round planning and we could sure use your help! Continue reading “Getting involved with Festival of Trees”

Festival of Trees Designer/Volunteer Recruitment Party (April 16)

YOU’RE INVITED!

What:  The Festival of Trees Designer/Volunteer Recruitment Party

Hosted by: The Baby Fold and Jeffrey Alans

When: Saturday, April 16th with 2 Sessions: 9:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.

Where: The Baby Fold’s Training Center @ 612 Oglesby Avenue, Normal, IL 61761
(with optional tour of The Baby Fold to follow each segment) Continue reading “Festival of Trees Designer/Volunteer Recruitment Party (April 16)”

Festival of Trees sees record attendance, surpasses $1.5 million in revenue

The Baby Fold’s annual Festival of Trees was able to attract 13,500 attendees to its new location at the U.S. Cellular Coliseum while pushing the fund raising event’s 17-year net total to $1,627,018.

The announcement was made as part of the Festival’s check presentation Tuesday morning at The Baby Fold’s Centennial Training Center.  A check in the net amount of $180,500 was presented from the Festival of Trees leadership to The Baby Fold. Continue reading “Festival of Trees sees record attendance, surpasses $1.5 million in revenue”