Ruth Chadwick Tree of Angels

Ruth E. Chadwick was a dedicated community volunteer.  In addition to her involvement in many organizations throughout her lifetime, Mrs. Chadwick served as a corporator and board member of Brooker Memorial for more than 27 years.

During this time she was devoted to children, serving on the Child Care Committee and spending countless hours annually preparing, planning and soliciting Christmas gifts and donations for Brooker Children’s Christmas parties.

​On June 15, 2012, Ruth passed away leaving her legacy of community service for others to follow.  The Ruth Chadwick Tree of Angels is dedicated to her memory and serves as an annual event reminding us all of her devotion to Brooker and her loving commitment to children.

The program enables individuals to select an angel from the Tree of Angels and fulfill the Christmas wishes of a child in our program.


Each November, you are invited to donate cash or gift cards to the Tree of Angels. Donations can be mailed to :

Brooker Memorial
Attention Ruth Chadwick Tree of Angels

157 Litchfield Street,
Torrington, CT  06790.

All donors who provide their name and address will receive a thank you acknowledgement and will be recognized in our annual report.

Request A Gift

If you have needs for your family this year, you may fill out a Tree of Angels Request Form beginning in mid November. Forms are available in the Brooker Lobby. The program is open to children up to age 16 who are enrolled in a Brooker Program or the Center for Children’s Therapy.