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Tree House: A Place for Families

How You Can Help

The renovation and opening of Tree House: A Place for Families was made possible by the generous support of numerous donors, as well as through funds raised through the Mary Bridge Festival of Trees events for the last several years.

Family housing requires ongoing support for maintenance and upkeep, to ensure that families are staying in clean, comfortable, safe spaces. Your donations to Tree House provide support for:

  • Building maintenance
  • Housekeeping
  • Linen services
  • Stocking rooms with kitchen and bath items
  • Maintaining common area resources such as movie library, books, and so on

Volunteer at Tree House

Volunteers are essential to keeping Tree House running smoothly.  Most importantly volunteers provide a warm welcome to parents who are physically and emotionally exhausted. 

There are a wide variety of volunteer opportunities for both individuals and groups at Tree House.  Some example of things individual volunteers can do are: answer phones, check-in families, orient new families to the facility, be a kitchen supervisor, re-stock the pantry, assist families in the Resource Room, play with siblings in the playroom and much more. 

Groups can do things like cook a meal for our Family Meal program, do conduct a food drive for the pantry, do conduct a necessities drive for sample size toiletries, host a movie night for the families.  The possibilities are wide as your imagination!  If you are willing to share your time and talents we will find the perfect spot for you to volunteer.  

Apply online to be a Tree House Volunteer

Tree House Family Meal Program

The Family Meal Program offers groups of volunteers the opportunity to extend needed support to these families by providing and preparing a meal. Read more about the family meal program and view the application.

Windermere Profes­sional Partners became the first community group to cook dinner for families staying at Tree House. Nine volun­teers made lasagna, salad and dessert for the families staying at Tree House. Windermere wanted to be the first group to volunteer at the Tree House as it is a cause very close to their hearts.