WICHITA FALLS (KFDX/KJTL) — Hospice of Wichita Falls kicked off its annual Tree of Light fundraising campaign.

The campaign began Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2022, with the ‘Light of the Tree’ on top of the Southwest Building on Kemp Boulevard during the 6 p.m. newscast on KFDX.

The campaign brings the community together with a chance to light a light on the tree in honor or memory of someone special in their life.

Executive Director Alisa Echols said the campaign is important so they can continue to help those who may not be able to afford care.

“We are seeing more people that don’t have medicare or medicare or a private insurance to pay for hospice care. Last year, we proved almost $500,000 to people like that, and we never want to turn anybody away due to their inability to pay,” Echols said.

The tree and star will remain lit on November 22, but after, the star will be dark until hospice meets its fundraising goal of $300,000. The tree will remain on throughout the holiday season to remind folks of the friends and family members who have been honored.

If the goal is met, the star will be lit Friday, December 16, during the 6 p.m. newscast on KFDX.

There are several ways to donate to Hospice.

Donations can be made by cash, check, Venmo or credit card by:

  • calling Hospice of Wichita falls at 940-691-0982
  • in person at 4909 Johnson Road in Wichita Falls
  • Venmo @HospiceofWF
  • Online by clicking here

Supporters who donate $250 or more during the Tree of Lights campaign will receive a commemorative ornament.