This holiday season, Park Hyatt Chicago will be welcoming a one-of-a-kind Dream Tree installation to The Library (located on Lobby level) for a very special purpose. Not merely a festive decoration to be admired, the Dream Tree will provide care and comfort to children in need through the wishes affixed to its branches.
Guests are invited to help ensure a wish is granted by funding a wish from the Dream Tree in varying tiers. All donations will proceed non-profit organization Wish List Chicago, benefiting Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital. Founded in 1983 by hospital volunteers, Wish List Chicago is dedicated to funding on behalf of Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital in order to provide new toys, activities, and experiences for the children and their families. However, it is not really about the toys, but the care given. Each day, a team of specialists work with the children, as well as their siblings and families, in order to provide a therapeutic function of comfort, as well as to spread joy to each of their lives.
Wishes granted include giving a donation of toys, filling a classroom with educational supplies, or providing pet therapy to in-patients. For the betterment of the children, Dream Tree levels of impact include:
Tier 1: Treasure Chest – $100
Your gift of $100 will ensure that the Treasure Chest has a selection of small gifts and toys.
Tier 2: Fill a Classroom with Love – $275
Your gift of $275 will help to fill a Lurie Children’s classroom with the educational supplies required to create an interactive and effective space for learning and teaching.
Tier 3: Skylight TV – $325
Your gift of $325 will support one week of Skylight TV broadcasted live from our Family Life Center.
Tier 4: Arts and Crafts Supplies – $500
Your gift of $500 will help supply crayons and markers, paper, paint and other arts and crafts supplies for patients to use throughout the hospital.
Tier 5: Pet Therapy – $850
Your gift of $850 will provide one week of pet therapy for in-patients of all ages.
Tier 6: Music Therapy – $1,865
Your gift of $1,865 will support one week of music therapy for patients at Lurie Children’s.
Launching to the public on #GivingTuesday, Tuesday, December 3rd, and culminating on Christmas Eve, Tuesday, December 24, The Dream Tree will feature gold star wishes emblematic of the donations that will surely bring joy to children who need it most during the upcoming holiday season. In wishing upon a Dream Tree, the dreams of children will be fulfilled with care and comfort by caring hearts and souls.