The Treasure Tree began in December 2001, by WMC/MFCH Community Liaison Chaplain Anne Gentile. The Program exists in order to develop a compassionate caring Healthcare community and lessen the pain experienced by Children, families, friends, doctors, nurses and medical staff who serve the crisis culture. Chaplain Anne's certifications and services follow below:
NY Certified Spiritual Counselor Multi Faith Marriage Officiant Perinatal Certified Bereavement Counselor Funeral Celebrations of Life Blessings, Inspirational Talks, Memorials
For information regarding Continuing Projects at Hospitals, please call Chaplain Anne Gentile at 914-654-9875
The Treasure Tree Program is focused on youth in community Specifically to: 1. Make Hospitals ‘user friendly’ to children; 2. Introduce youth to their own healing power of doing good deeds; and 3. To foster an appreciation of our healthcare providers. 4. To place ‘Sanctuaries’ where wishes/prayers may be written by all to receive solace and connect with a source of Hope and healing.
In a highly fast paced society, The Children’s Treasure Tree/Heart’s WELL fosters that children LIVE community and experience compassionate caring with ‘hands-on’ opportunities for the healing power of ‘doing good’. Over 10,000 youth have participated in The Treasure Tree/ Heart’s Well Program at Maria Fareri’s Children’s Hospital Since 2001.
Life's most persistent and urgent question is, 'What are you doing for others?' Martin Luther King, Jr.
Heart's Well is committed to addressing and providing compassionate care messaging centers for prayers and wishes within hospitals, elder-care facilities, businesses, and schools in order to soften crisis cultures with high stress levels. Staff, patients, families, and friends are able to write what may be troubling them or give thanks for their good fortune. Our Heart's Well provides solace and hope to many!
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law Galatians 5:22-23
Anne is a consultant with Guideposts Outreach and has helped design a spiritual Comfort Kit for hospitalized children. Guideposts for Kids Comfort Kits has reached 47 States and has distributed over 150,000 Comfort Kits for children thus far. They are FREE to your Medical Facility and your Patients.Fill out the Order Form !
The Guideposts Comfort Kit helps soothe and reassure hospitalized boys and girls aged 4 to 13. By interacting with the elements in the Kit, children are encouraged to freely express their hopes, wishes and concerns. Sparkle The STAR is a Welcomed Friend ! Website: www.ourheartswell.com
To download the Comfort Kit Order Form please click on the link below.