November 26th, 2002

Contact:      Jennifer Kurczek
      Community Relations Director

      (920)361-5481 or


Berlin Memorial Hospital's annual “Keep Me Warm” drive

underway through December 13th



To help those less fortunate during the cool winter months, Berlin Memorial Hospital (BMH) is conducting its annual "Keep Me Warm Tree" in the hospital lobby until December 13th.


The "Keep Me Warm" clothing program provides sweatshirts – from newborn to adult sizes – to families and individuals to help them “keep warm” through the winter months.


Those interested in donating can simply visit the “Keep Me Warm Tree” displayed in the lobby at BMH – located at 225 Memorial Drive – and remove an “ornament” from the tree. Then, the donor can purchase a sweatshirt that represents the anonymous individual’s size and gender listed on the ornament, and return unwrapped sweatshirts to the “Keep Me Warm Tree.”


Aside from warm apparel, the “Keep Me Warm Tree” project also welcomes other donations, including cash, boxes and gift wrapping materials, such as tape, paper and ribbons. These items may be dropped off or sent to BMH “Keep Me Warm Tree:” 225 Memorial Drive; Berlin, WI 54923.


Collected items are distributed to local families, senior citizen centers and social service agencies throughout Green Lake, Waushara and Marquette Counties.


Started in 1989 by BMH Surgical Services and PREP Club, the “Keep Me Warm” drive is coordinated by Jodi Struzynski and Anissa Tollakson of the hospital’s Surgical Services department.


More information is available by calling CHN Community Relations at 920-361-5480.