Twigs are “branches” of the Women's Association for Morristown Medical Center and a great way to become involved in various capacities. Each Twig, with the support of the Women's Association, plans and executes fundraisers or service projects of their own choosing within the mission of the Women’s Association. You are able to be involved as little or as much as you choose.
You do not need to reside in a particular town or neighborhood to join a Twig. The only requirement is a shared interest in volunteering and a passion to contribute to the community.
Co-Presidents: Samantha Ekert and Amy Crandall
The Chatham Twig, a branch of the Women’s Association for Morristown Medical Center, was founded in 2010 and has approximately 50 members currently active monthly at Goryeb Children's Hospital. The Twig is involved with a variety of both hands-on projects and fundraising. They plan a number of special events annually for pediatric patients and families, and hold monthly collections for items needed by the Child Life Specialists. The Twig has funded a variety of initiatives including iPads, streaming subscriptions, infant sleeper sacs, high chairs, IV poles, activity tables, infant bouncy seats, snack carts, bereavement gifts and resources, pet and massage therapy programs, supplies for art and music therapy programs, support for the palliative care Liam’s Room, nursing scholarships, and for sending children with cancer to summer camp. These endeavors have totaled over $70,000!
Contact: Fran Loewensteiner
The Cromwell Olive Twig has been in existence since the early 1960’s. During those years they have donated to countless causes at MMC such as furniture for the palliative care center, Ipads for ICU, Calling All Kids, and many more. The one dearest to their hearts is the Scholarship Fund. They have contributed over $50,000 to worthy MMC employees pursuing their education.
The Cromwell Olive Twig fund raises by hosting vendor sales in the hospital for the convenience of MMC employees. In addition, several of their members are volunteers at the Hospital Gift Shop and the Bargain Box.
President: Linda Kearns
The Harding Twig raises funds and organizes service projects in support of the Emergency Department at Goryeb Children’s Hospital of Morristown Medical Center, which treats patients from newborn to age 21 with a patient- and family-centered approach.
Since our inception in 2009, we have raised well over $50,000 to purchase life-saving equipment and fund vital services that directly benefit critically ill and injured children throughout our communities.
Our members are from Harding Township and surrounding towns and we are always happy for new members to join us.
Knitting with Love
Chair: C. Merry LeBlond
The Knitting With Love Twig was formed in January of 2012 inspired by the successful KNIT WITH LOVE fundraiser. The members are a group of women who love to knit and crochet. They meet monthly to create colorful blankets that are donated to patients in the Goryeb Children’s Hospital. Knitting With Love Twig also sponsors other events, proceeds from which support the Child Life Program at the Goryeb Hospital and the Calling All Kids Program.
Co-Presidents: Elaine Edge and Tracy Redling
The Somerset Hills Twig comprises women living in Basking Ridge, Bedminster, Bernardsville, Far Hills, Peapack and the surrounding area.
This Twig, which was formed in 2015 has donated over $20,000 to programs at the Goryeb Children’s Hospital at Morristown Medical Center. In 2017, the Somerset Hills Twig held its 2nd Annual Bourbon and Burgers in the Barn fundraiser as well as a successful chocolate fundraiser featuring JT’s Confections.
Somerset Hills Twig is currently focusing fundraising efforts to benefit the Therapeutic Drumming Program at the Goryeb Children's Hospital.
President: Debra Roos Bednarski, Vice President: Laurie Anne Trezza
The Springbrook Twig raises funds to support the NICU, PICU and other child-related areas of Morristown Medical Center. Our members come from a variety of towns throughout Morris and Somerset Counties, including Morristown, Morris Township, Madison, Randolph, Far Hills and Chester.
Members meet monthly and plan a variety of social events and service projects throughout the year. Past fundraisers include holiday shopping boutiques, Oktoberfest fundraisers, cocktail parties, wine pulls and shopping events. A particular Twig favorite is our ongoing project to provide monthly meals to the families in the NICU.
Springbrook Twig has made numerous grants to the hospital for NICU and PICU equipment, continuing education for PEDS nurses, and has provided items for patients and their families, for example iPads, sleep chairs, and meals. Annual projects include Halloween treat bags to NICU siblings and Spring Baskets to children at the free clinic.