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World Tree of Hope Installation

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Saturday, November 27 @ 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 7, 2022.  

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 trim the tree 

Volunteers are meeting from November 6 through November 28. 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. The cathedral is closed to the public. You will receive instructions on how to enter with confirmation of your day and time. Due to COVID-19 we will be working with small teams of volunteers, and following social distancing and mask-wearing protocols. Proof of vaccination is required. 

Would you like your wish to be included? 

Do you have a wish for the world? Send us your wish and we’ll turn it 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? 

COVID Safety

Following the guidance of public health officials and our Bishop, we now require that everyone 12 years and older show proof of COVID vaccination before entering the cathedral. To expedite your check-in process visit gracecathedral.org/vax to upload your vaccination verification and receive quicker entry with our Grace Pass. You will receive your Grace Pass within 24 hours if you submit it between Sunday – Thursday.

Masks must be worn at all times. No food or drink other than water allowed in the cathedral.