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Decorate the World Tree of Hope 

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Saturday, November 26 @ 10:00 am 6:00 pm

Grace Cathedral is partnering with Rainbow World Fund again this year to decorate the most unique holiday tree in the world (see below for how you can help!). The tree will be at Grace Cathedral through January 6, 2023. Join us for the Tree Lighting Celebration on Monday, December 5.

The World Tree of Hope is the largest origami holiday tree in the world, decorated with over 17,000 origami cranes and stars, each hand-folded and inscribed with wishes, hopes and dreams for the future of the world. The wishes come from people of all ages, all faiths and all walks of life. Since 2006, Rainbow World Fund has presented the World Tree of Hope as a symbol of global unity. Rainbow World Fund’s mission is to promote peace, unity and hope by leading the LGBTQ movement in participating in humanitarian relief efforts. RWF’s aid work creates visibility, builds bridges and demonstrates LGBTQ compassion and concern for the world.  

Volunteer to Help Decorate the Tree 

Volunteers are meeting November 5 through 27. You must register in advance. Click here to register.  Let RWF know the dates and times that you are available and please sign up for a 3- or 4-hour shift if you can. Ages 12-99 welcome.  

Would you like your wish to be included? 

Do you have a wish for the world? Send in your wish and it’ll be turned into an origami crane and put it on the World Tree of Hope. It’s free and open to all. 

More about the World Tree of Hope  

Time lapse video of decorating the tree in 2013 at City Hall.  
World Tree of Hope: What is Your Wish? 
Click here for more information.  

The tree will be at Grace Cathedral through January 7, 2023.