• Rome Twig 

    Twig members volunteer at Rome Health and coordinate fund-raisers to help buy equipment for the hospital. Some of the fund-raisers include the annual Tree of Lights, selling poinsettias and managing the hospital gift shop. If you are interested in becoming a member of the Rome Twig organization, please contact Twig President Jackie Keys at keys4664@verizon.net.

    2021 Poinsettia Sale  

    The Ming Twig is pleased to once again offer Christmas Poinsettias for your holiday decorating and gift giving.  This year, we are featuring plants from a terrific grower located right here in the Mohawk Valley.  These beautiful plants will add an elegant touch to your home or business for the Christmas season.  Poinsettias also make for wonderful "Thank You" gifts during the holidays.  

    Colors:  Red, White or Pink

    Cost:
    4.5" Standard - $5 each
    6" Branched - $10 each
    8" Branched - $24 each

    To place an order by Tuesday, Nov. 16 

    Please download the order form and mail your order with a check made payable to Rome Twigs to Rita Reilley, 1701 Lincoln Lane, Rome, NY 13440.  Contact Rita with any questions at 315.225.9316 or rreilley6@gmail.com.

    Pick up plants Friday, Dec. 3 at Ace Hardware 

    Tree of Lights 

     Tree of Lights 

    Rome Twigs are now accepting donations online for its annual Tree of Lights campaign at https://rome-twigs-gift-shop.square.site.

    Purchase lights for $5 each as a gift of love and remembrance to honor a living person, remember a deceased loved one, or express thanks.
     
    Donations may also be mailed to: Rome Health, Attention Tree of Lights, 1500 N. James St., Rome, NY 13440. Please make checks payable to Rome Twigs.

    Rapke Law Firm is the corporate sponsor of the Rome Twigs Tree of Lights 2021 campaign. The business has donated $1,000 to the Twigs fundraiser for Rome Health.

    A visible symbol of the season, the Tree of Lights project celebrates its thirty-second campaign this year. The Twigs are honoring Rome Health – Stronger Together this year. There have been many changes at the hospital in the past year, and the group expresses the thanks of the people of Rome by honoring Rome Health's continued presence in the community and the dedicated workers who carry out its mission.



    Join us December 5th

    The Tree of Lights will be lit at 7:00 on Sunday, December 5 in the front of Rome Health at 1500 N James Street. Covid-19 protocols will be observed. Join us to celebrate the season outdoors with treats!

    Contributions to the Tree of Lights campaign help the Twigs, a not-for-profit organization, continue its long tradition of service in support of the hospital and its mission.

    All donations are tax deductible and all monies are used by the Rome Twigs for the purchase of hospital equipment and to support programs of the hospital. Last year’s Tree of Lights campaign raised more than $10,000. Those dollars, along with other monies raised by the Twigs in 2020, go toward programs that contribute to patient comfort and care at Rome Health.
     

    Our History

    The Rome Twigs came into being in 1907 when Millicent Hazelton introduced the idea of a “sewing circle” to make items to raise money for the hospital. They also sewed hospital supplies. In its first year, the Twigs were able to give the hospital $77.45 from its first sale held in Mrs. Hazelton’s home. 

    The parent stem of the Rome Twigs was the Oak Twig. Presently, there are 11 other Twig branches that join together in their philanthropic mission.

    Today, there isn’t a floor in the hospital that has not benefited from the generosity of the Rome Twigs. The Twigs’ history of giving totals more than $2.3 million (not sure how much exactly) in modern equipment, renovations and community programs. 

    From its early beginnings in 1907, the Rome Twigs organization has devoted countless hours and tireless energy in unwavering support of the hospital. The Twigs’ dedication and commitment has significantly enhanced the hospital’s ability to provide quality health care services to Rome and the surrounding area.

    We appreciate the volunteers who continue this long tradition of dedicated service in support of the hospital and its mission. We are grateful for their gifts of time and energy. Their continued efforts will help us ensure that this community has a quality, modern facility, capable of meeting the healthcare needs of our patients.