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Festival of Trees raises good amount of green

Are the figures available from Providence's Festival of Trees?

—Chuck, Medford


You're a man of few words aren't you, Chuck? Just get right to the point. No chit chat. We respect succinctness like that, try to emulate it ourselves. Heck, we'll write whole paragraphs to explain just how succinct we are. 

To answer your question, yes, the figures from this year's Festival of Trees are available. Providence Medford Medical Center spokeswoman Hillary Brown says this year's event raised about $530,000. The event raised about $523,000 in 2014, for comparison's sake. 

"We're definitely seeing a great trend in giving," Brown said. 

About 15,000 people got to take in the festival's 32 large trees, which were auctioned off to raise money for three medical agencies: the Leila J. Eisenstein Breast Center, Swindell's Resource Center, which provides support and education to parents and caregivers of special needs children, and the Mother Gamelan Fund, which gives financial support to in-need patients.

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