Tribute and memorial gifts

With a memorial tree, Love Grows On


As in nature, seasons change in our lives.  When the transition involves the passing of a cherished loved one, planting trees as a living memorial through TheDCH’s “Love Grows On” campaign can be a meaningful way to let the memory of a loved one grow and flourish.


The enduring gift of trees provide beauty, wildlife habitat and environmental benefit to your community for years to come. For donations to TheDCH Tree Program of $100 or more, you can cultivate a legacy for someone special and help TheDCH increase Delaware’s urban tree canopy. With your gift, TheDCH will:

  • Plant trees in Delaware, and send you a certificate with their name, suitable for framing as a tribute to your loved one.
  • Permanently display a photograph of your choice and personal message on our “Love Grows On” tribute web page. 
  • Invite you, your friends and family to a "Love Grows On" memorial celebration the following November, to tie yellow ribbons and personalized message tags around trees with other memorial Tree Program donors. The yellow ribbons will remain on the trees throughout November, Grief Awareness Month.  (Ribbons and tags can be picked up at the end of the month as a rememberance).

TheDCH cannot specify the types of trees or where they will be planted. However, at your request, we will keep you abreast about future volunteer tree plantings that your generous donation helps fund.


To contribute to the “Love Grows On” campaign, go to Make a Donation and select "Tribute or Memorial Gift" under Allocation. In the “Allocation Details” box, include the name of your loved one as you would like it to appear on the certificate, and the name of the donor/s as you would like it to appear on the certificate. Also indicate whether you wish your certificate to include the logo of the Delaware Grief Awareness Consortium, a partner in the memorial tree campaign.  For questions, or to include an image and tribute message on the Love Grows On web page and in the body of the email include the name of your loved one as you would like it to appear on the tribute page, the loved one’s birth date, date of passing, a brief message (up to 25 words), donor’s name/s (if/as you would like it to appear), and your daytime contact information (Internal use only. Not for publication).


Give to TheDCH in Honor of Someone Special


Perhaps you would like to make a gift to honor of a loved one or commemorate a life event (such as a birth, graduation, christening, confirmation, bar mitzva, marriage, anniversary, completion of medical treatment, professional achievement or retirement). We invite you to donate any amount to TheDCH as a unique tribute. Many find this approach an excellent way to recognize the singular qualities of special person, or continue their legacy by giving to their special cause. Contact Lenny Wilson to see what options are available to you, or go to Make a Donation and select "Tribute or Memorial Gift" under Allocation.

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— Paul Beane
Goodwill of DE

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