Wish Tree

What better way to celebrate our 150th anniversary than by helping our community be a force for good in the lives of others. Over 150 days, we’ll be asking you to help us grant $150,000 worth of wishes by hanging a wish on our Wish Trees.

Visit a branch near you to make a wish.

A tree with wishes on it

150 Years of Banking

$150,000 Worth of Wishes

How it Works

Members of the community are invited to submit a wish to Wish Tree. Every month, we will grant wishes from the trees—up to $10,000 worth of wishes from July through November, and up to $100,000 more in December—giving away a total of $150,000 worth of wishes over the course of six months.

Wishers Wanted

The more wishes the better, so make sure to tell your friends and neighbors—anyone who has a wish is welcome at GSB's Wish Tree, now through November 15.

A wish tree tag

How To Submit a Wish in Three Easy Steps

Fill out a wish tag completely. Include who you are, what your wish is, who it is for, and why you’ve made the wish.
Tear off the top sheet of the wish tag and put it in the wish box. This is important— it gives us your contact information so that we can get in touch if we choose your wish.
Hang your wish on the Wish Tree using the wire provided.
A wish tree tag


Here are a few examples of wishes to get you started:

I wish...

for a student loan payment on behalf of my friend Jenn.


she works so hard to make ends meet.

I wish...

for a plane ticket to Florida for my neighbor, Doris, so that she can visit her son and his family.


Doris is always thinking of other people and doesn’t get a chance to see her family very often.

I wish...

I could give my parents some toys to give to my children at Christmas.


Since they retired, they've had a hard time buying presents for my family.

I wish...

for my 75 year old father’s driveway to be shoveled all winter.


he shouldn’t be doing it himself.

Wishes Are Coming True

Photo of Wish Tree recipient at Gorham Branch

A Hannaford gift card for a Portuguese-speaking single mom in Westbrook working full-time to support her two daughters, wished for by the daughter’s ESL teacher

Photo of people from Through These Doors accepting Wish Tree donation

Diapers for families in need at the local Cumberland County domestic violence shelter, Through These Doors, wished for by a case worker

Photo of Wish Tree recipients at Scarborough Branch

Transportation assistance for an elderly man with advanced macular degeneration who cannot drive, but needs to bring his wife to chemotherapy

Visit A Branch

And Make Your Wish Today!

No matter where you are in Southern Maine, you’re near a Wish Tree. Visit any Gorham Savings Bank branch and hang your wish on one of our Wish Trees.