Light Up A Life campaign honors deceased, aids Hospice & Palliative Care


Each holiday season, Hospice & Palliative Care’s “Light Up A Life” Campaign helps the community come together to celebrate the lives of those loved and lost. The public is invited to consider a gift to “Light Up A Life” as a special way to express joy, gratitude or sympathy by dedicating a holiday tag on one of the Hospice’s trees.

“It has been said that when a cardinal appears it’s a gentle reminder of a loved one who has passed,” said Laurie A. Barr, fund development coordinator for Hospice. “Although they are no longer with us, they remain forever cherished in our hearts. The fond memories we shared, the love that filled our lives with them will never part.”

There are a number of ways to participate:

Donate online at Include the names of those you would like to remember. 

Mail your donation to “Light Up A Life” for Hospice, 4277 Middle Settlement Road, New Hartford, N.Y. 13413. Drop off your donation in the bright red mailbox located outside the hospice office at 4277 Middle Settlement Road. The mailbox is found under a covered walkway and is labeled “Light Up A Life.”

Call our office at 315-735-6484, Monday through Friday, between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. Hospice staff will take your donation over the phone.  Or pick up a donation card and postage paid envelope at one of hospice’s tree locations.

You can also select to place your holiday tag somewhere special to you, whether it be on a tree, in a window or in another meaningful place at home, on the Hospice & A.I.M. Palliative Care tree or the Siegenthaler Center tree located at Hospice & Palliative Care, New Hartford. Tags may also be placed on the tree at Sangertown Square Center Court, New Hartford, on the tree at AmeriCU credit union on Black River Boulevard or Griffiths Park, Rome, or Commercial Drive, Yorkville.

All gifts to “Light Up A Life” are welcome through Dec. 31. With a donation of $100 or more, donors will receive a keepsake “Tree of Life” ornament. Hospice, palliative and bereavement services to the community are only possible due to the generosity of donors and gifts stay in Oneida, Herkimer and Madison counties, helping Loved ones, neighbors and friends.  


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