WESTFIELD — Scottish poet Alexander Smith once wrote, “a man doesn’t plant a tree for himself. He plants it for posterity.”
With those words in mind, Noble Hospital announces the launch of a new fund-raising campaign — the Noble Hospital Giving Tree. Proceeds from gifts to the Giving Tree campaign are directed to the Noble Hospital Annual Fund, which provides critical dollars to enhance and expand patient services and programs, ensuring a continuing tradition of providing the highest level of care for the Greater Westfield community. The Giving Tree will be a true testament to the community’s support and generosity.
The Giving Tree has a cast-bronze antique finished trunk, with 200 leaves made of copper, silver, and gold. Each leaf designates corresponding levels of support for those who have given generously to the Noble Hospital Giving Tree program. The Giving Tree display also features acorns, stones, branches, and black squirrels representing additional levels of support to the campaign.
To be installed in the North Building of the hospital, the Giving Tree is made possible through a generous gift from the Jutkus/Schmidle family, in memory of husband and father Edward Jutkus.
Individuals, families, businesses, organizations, and groups will have the opportunity to have their name and/or special message on a leaf, branch, acorn, stone, or squirrel by making a gift to the Noble Hospital Giving Tree campaign. Each donor is entitled to have their name and/or message permanently imprinted and prominently displayed. Gifts may be made in honor of, or in memory of, a family member, friend, or loved one.
Donors may choose from one of the following levels of support to the Giving Tree campaign: copper leaf, $250; silver leaf, $500; gold leaf, $750; acorn, $1,000; stone, $1,500; branch, $2,000; or squirrel, $2,500.
To contribute to the Giving Tree campaign, or for more information, contact the Community Development Office at (413) 568-2811, ext. 5520, or, visit www.noblehospital.org/ and click on the Giving Tree.