Providence St. Peter Foundation's 23rd annual Christmas Forest has raised $426,000, with $306,000 in net revenue to be spent on charitable health care, according to a news release.
From the money raised, the Fund-A-Need program got $86,000 to purchase transportation equipment to benefit newborns in medical distress.
Christmas Forest, a holiday activity in which decorative Christmas trees are displayed, has raised more than $4 million in its history. It is the foundation’s largest fundraising event. The foundation supports Providence St. Peter Hospital, Providence Mother Joseph Care Center, Providence Sound Home Care and Hospice, and Providence St. Francis House.
The 2011 Christmas Forest is set to run Nov. 24 through Nov. 30 at the Red Lion Hotel Olympia.