Elm donations feed WSU students over spring break; work anniversaries and more

Last week, the 50 housing and food insecure Westfield State University students remained on campus during the school’s spring break.

On the Wednesday prior to break, we learned that all dining facilities would be closed for non-athletes, leaving these students limited access to food. Elm, along with other wonderful community giving partners, made sure these students were going to have full bellies. Elm donated Grub Hub and Door Dash gift cards and also teamed up with Richard’s Grinders to deliver a delicious meal of grinders, chips and desserts. The Sardinha family, who owns the Westfield Dunkin’ Donuts, took care of breakfast by sending five dozen bagels, donuts, coffee and hot chocolate daily. They also packed up a Dunkin’ bag with gift cards for each student!

Westfield Technical Academy’s culinary department contributed homemade soups, gumbo and a platter of desserts. Hot Table generously provided a fully catered meal for all 50 students. And finally, Two Rivers Burritos got in on the giving and donated gift cards. 

As expected, these students were blown away with appreciation for the kindness given by unnamed strangers; making sure they hadn’t gone hungry. When you are going out to grab lunch or a quick bite in town, remember these businesses who share the same values as Elm for building and fostering strength in the community they serve.

Congratulations to the Westfield Junior Bombers 10U Greater Springfield Hockey team on winning the 2023 North Division Championship! The Bombers are coached by Elm’s very own Mike Saltmarsh. Check out the celebration after the team’s victory:

Congratulations to the following employees who are celebrating a work anniversary in March!

Help us give a warm welcome to the following new hires at Elm!

FINALLY, one last reminder…

MARK YOUR CALENDAR!: Join Elm’s “No Sparks” team as they compete in the Runway 5K at Northampton Airport on Sunday, April 23.

The RUNWAY 5K takes place at Northampton Airport on Sunday, April 23. It’s for a great cause, supporting the Treehouse Foundation. Details on the race are below. You can learn more about the Treehouse Foundation by clicking here.

The Treehouse Foundation is a community that supports children, youth and families who have experienced foster care. There can be many hardships in life and it’s unpredictable when or how they may happen. But for foster children, it happens when they are very young, making it hard to move forward. There aren’t many spots left! Make sure you sign up today to be a part of the first ever Runway 5k for Treehouse!

Let’s support the Treehouse mission of helping kids become valued members of a loving community, providing them with a caring place to go where they can thrive, feel safe and grow!

JOIN our team, CREATE your own, or DONATE what you can to help! Let’s race to change foster care for good!

RUN or WALK with us on April 23!

To learn more about Treehouse


To join Elm’s Team No Sparks, click below!