Tuesday, November 5, 2019

2019 Festival of Trees



49th Annual Festival of Trees


Holiday magic abounds thanks to the help of many hands and a generous community. In a 24-hour period, an empty exhibit hall transforms into a holiday winter wonderland of uniquely decorated Christmas trees, wreaths, playhouses, centerpieces, quilts, and gingerbread houses. Shops are filled with dolls, handmade crafts and quilts. The aroma of cookies, candies, hot scones, cinnamon rolls and freshly-made fudge fills the air.

While the Festival of Trees lasts just four days, the spirit of this holiday tradition continues all year long in the hearts of those who volunteer and donate to the Festival of Trees. Most importantly, the magic continues in the children who receive care at Primary Children's Hospital.

The funds raised at the Festival of Trees are a “A Gift of Love,” given to the children at Primary Children’s Hospital.



We are excited to unveil our, "See You In Our Dreams," tree this year.

You can visit our tree on Row L, Space 1 at the end. 


Share Parents of Utah is participating for the 5th year as a Large Tree decorator. 
Once again, we are grateful to our Share Families for supporting our Festival Tree 
through the purchase of our handmade, personalized ornaments. 

Our tree will represent the love of the many families who have chosen to 
honor their baby through the purchase of an ornament 
for the Festival Tree or to keep at home.




 
Dates and Times:
Wednesday, December 4 through Saturday, December 7, 2019
Wednesday - Saturday 10:00 am to 9:00 pm
*Shops close each night at 8:30 pm


Location 

Mountain America Expo Center 
9575 South State Street 
Sandy, Utah

Parking Information

Free parking is available at the following locations:
Mountain America Expo Center parking lot.
The InContact/WCF (Workers Compensation Fund) Building has generously offered Festival of Trees guests to park in its parking lot after 5 pm, Tuesday-Friday, and all-day Saturday. This overflow lot is located across the street (west) from the Mountain America Expo Center (100 W Towne Ridge Pkwy).

Public Transit

To eliminate the worry of finding a parking spot, consider taking TRAX to the Festival of Trees. The Sandy Expo Station (Blue Line) is located just north of the South Towne Expo Center. 




Ticket information:


2019 Festival of Trees tickets can be purchased online here
Tickets are also available for purchase at the event ticket booths. Credit cards and cash are accepted at all ticket booths. Festival of Trees does not accept checks.


Opening Night Ticket (Tuesday, December 3 - 5:00 p.m. Only)

About Opening Night Auction 

Bidding at the Opening Night Auction will take place through an online bidding process using your cell phone. In order to participate in the Opening Night Auction, all bidding participants must have a valid credit card that can be used to purchase winning auction items.
No babies or children under 16 are allowed at Opening Night. Semi-formal attire is encouraged at Opening Night.

Discount General Admission tickets are available
July 1st - November 28, 2019

General Admission Tickets - Daily

Adults - $7.00
Children (2-11) - $4.00
Under 2 - Free
Senior Citizens (65 and Over) - $6.00

Family Day Ticket can be purchased at the door during the Festival of Trees

Family Day Ticket will admits up to six (6) immediate family members for $20.00 on Wednesday, December 4.





Saturday, September 14, 2019

24th Annual Walk for Remembrance and Hope



All are welcome to attend our



24th Annual
Walk for Remembrance and Hope
"I'll See You In My Dreams"





Saturday, October 12, 2019
Registration begins at 12:45 PM
Program begins at 1:30 PM


International Peace Gardens
900 West 1060 South
Salt Lake City, Utah 84104


Please bring your own lawn chairs/blankets






Come enjoy beautiful music, a moving dove release and an emotional name reading, followed by a leisurely walk around the gorgeous gardens, with refreshments and mingling with other Share Parents. 






Walk is ADA approved and appropriate for all ability levels.








2019 Merchandise is Available!

Shirts, Hoodies, Vinyl Decals, Bears, 
Ornaments and Jewelry are available to order 
until Midnight on September 29, 2019.


Click Here to Order Now!



IF you are ordering any personalized items,
and would like to include baby name(s)
be sure to fill out the 
Product Personalization field 
during checkout. 




"I'll See You In My Dreams" T-Shirts 
Available in Navy with Chrome Print 

Men's,Women's and Youth Fit






Full-Zip, Jersey Hoodies 

Available in Black with Chrome Print 
In Men's and Women's Fit





2019 Share Parents of Utah Teddy Bears 
Available in 12" and 15" sizes. 
Black Bears with Navy Ribbon 




2019 "I'll See You In My Dreams" 
4" Vinyl Car Decal 
Available in White Vinyl 





2019 "I'll See You In My Dreams" 
Remembrance Jewelry 
Available in Mixed Colors 




2019 Festival of Trees 
Dreamcatcher Ornament



Personalized, hand-crafted Dreamcatcher Ornaments


Assorted Closeout Jewelry 
Available in Mixed Colors 


Thursday, February 28, 2019

2019 Workshops-Taking RSVP's NOW



We are so grateful to Dr. Jake Andreason for his continuing support, the fourth year in a row! We are accepting RSVP's for the following Workshops NOW at share@shareparentsofutah.org


Couples Communication
Saturday, May 11, 2019
THIS WORKSHOP IS FULL
Saturday, August 10, 2019

Children's Grief
Saturday, July 13, 2019
Saturday, October 26, 2019

Father's Feel Too
Saturday, June 8, 2019
Thursday, December 12, 2019

Grandparents Grief
Saturday, September 7, 2019

Monday, February 25, 2019

Our Support Meeting on Monday, March 4 is CANCELED due to our room being occupied for an important meeting for personnel traveling from out of the country. We are sorry for any inconvenience.

Please join us at our next Group Support Meetings tomorrow, Tuesday, February 26 from 7:30-9:00 PM at Jordan Valley Medical Center AND on Wednesday, March 13 at 7:30-9:00 PM at SMCC.

Please visit the support meeting/workshop tab for addresses, meeting topics and more information.

Tuesday, January 8, 2019


We invite all to attend our 
Fifth Annual Valentine's Gala and Auction

Tickets available on 

Venmo: @ShareParent

PayPal: donate@shareparentsofutah.org

and 

Eventbrite 

until January 30, 2019.


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We have collaborated with Utah Infertility Resource Center to facilitate the generous donation from Owlet to the infertility survivor, pregnancy, or infant loss communities.

Owlet has donated 18 monitors to help families, you can read more about their donation here: http://blog.utahinfertilityresourcecenter.org/…/owlet-donat…To enter for a chance to receive one of these monitors, fill out this form: https://goo.gl/forms/WXex7p6m8YfZhnMC3 by midnight on January 20, 2019. A random drawing will take place on January 21st to select the recipients.

UIRC and Share Parents of Utah will be presenting the selected families with the socks and facilitating the Owlet training program on January 31, 2019 at Meet Me on 33rd.

We appreciate that this is a difficult post for many in our community, but we hope you can support us as we support infertility survivors and those who have suffered pregnancy or infant loss in the unique challenges they face in parenthood.

Sunday, November 18, 2018

Donate Today

"You can not get through a single day without having an impact on the world around you. What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make." -Jane Goodall



Many hearts are touched by the love and donation of others. Please consider donating to Share Parents of Utah as we serve our community in one of the most heartbreaking situations.

To donate:

Paypal-Donate@ShareParentsofUtah.org
Venmo-@ShareParent

Share Parents of Utah is a non-profit organization, supported solely by private donations. Your contributions make it possible for families to receive the support they need from parents who understand.  Our volunteers make these services available free of charge to our families.

If your family has been touched by Share or if you know someone who needs our help, please consider making a contribution.   Donations can be made in memory of a baby or other loved one, in honor of a special someone, or to commemorate a special occasion.  Help Share continue our mission of helping bereaved families heal by contacting us today!

Join our "Pay if forward" opportunity. 

With a minimum donation of $50 we will include your name of choice on a special card, in this beautiful hand crafted cedar box with a set of molds taken of a baby.  This is the perfect way to commemorate someone special!


Pay-It-Forward
$50 for One set
$100 for Two sets
$150 for Four sets


Sunday, November 4, 2018

2018 Festival of Trees

Holiday magic abounds thanks to the help of many hands and a generous community. In a 24-hour period, an empty exhibit hall transforms into a holiday winter wonderland of uniquely decorated Christmas trees, wreaths, playhouses, centerpieces, quilts, and gingerbread houses. Shops are filled with dolls, handmade crafts and quilts, freshly baked cookies and candies, an endless assortment of freshly-made fudge, hot scones, and cinnamon rolls.

While the Festival of Trees lasts just four days, the spirit of this holiday tradition continues all year long in the hearts of those who volunteer and give to the Festival of Trees. Most importantly, the magic continues in the children who are cared for at Primary Children's Hospital.


Funds raised at Festival of Trees are a “A Gift of Love” to children at Primary Children’s Hospital.

Ticket Pricing and Information

General Admission Tickets will be available for purchase online soon.

About Opening Night Tickets

1 adult (16 and over) - $20

An Opening Night Ticket admits one (1) person age 16 and over to attend the 2018 Festival of Trees Opening Night Auction.

About General Admission Tickets

General Admission Tickets will be available to purchase online soon, and will be available at the door.
Adults  -  $7.00
Children (2-11)  -  $4.00
Under 2  -  Free
Senior Citizens (65 and Over)  -  $6.00
Credit cards and cash are accepted at all ticket booths. Festival of Trees does not accept checks.

Family Day Ticket (Wednesday Only)

Family Day Ticket admits up to six (6) immediate family members for $20.00 on Wednesday, November 28.

Parking Information 

Free parking is available at the following locations:
Mountain America Expo Center 
The InContact/WCF (Workers Compensation Fund) Building has generously offered Festival of Trees guests to park in its parking lot after 5:00 pm, Tuesday-Friday, and all-day Saturday.
This overflow lot is located across the street (west) from the Mountain America Expo Center. (100 W Towne Ridge Pkwy)

Public Transit

To eliminate the worry of finding parking, consider taking TRAX to the Festival of Trees. The Sandy Expo Station (Blue Line) is located just north of the Mountain America Expo Center. Click here to view UTA's TRAX Schedule.



View the beautiful Share Parents of Utah~Walking Beside Us tree on Row G-14!
We are grateful to those who purchased ornaments to go one the festival tree as well as one for your own tree at home.

Here's a sneak peek of our tree...

Our little helpers




SAVE THE DATE:

Share Parents of Utah's
Fifth Annual Valentine's Gala

Friday, February 15, 2019

with performing artist:
Peter Breinholt
with special guests Nancy Hanson and David Tolk!