Physical therapist works with young patient at Cooley Dickinson Rehabilitation Services, Northampton, MA 01060.

Cooley Cares for Kids

Spring 2019

2020 Cooley Cares for Kids Program

When you donate to the Cooley Cares for Kids program, you are helping local children served by Cooley Dickinson.

This spring, thirty-one area businesses along with media partners WPVQ Bear Country Radio, Northampton Radio Group (93.9 The River/WHMP/Hits 94.3/Pure Oldies 96.9 ), Daily Hampshire Gazette, and our community teamed up to raise over $20,000 for the 9th Annual Cooley Cares for Kids program. Year after year, community members and local businesses team up to support the Cooley Cares for Kids program which helps to provide compassionate, personalized care to over 9,000 children and teens who are served by Cooley Dickinson Hospital. This year’s proceeds will benefit Cooley Dickinson’s Childbirth Center. For many families, the Childbirth Center may be their first hospital experience and the beginning of their family’s relationship with health care.

The Cooley Dickinson Childbirth Center was recently voted Best Birthing Center by The Valley Advocate for the third consecutive year, and also this year was accredited as a Baby-Friendly facility.

The “I’m a Cooley Baby” social media campaign brings people together by sharing pictures, stories, and pride at being part of this select family.  You can post a childhood photo of yourself, your Cooley Baby, or you and your Cooley Baby together, to Instagram with the hashtag #imacooleybaby.

Jennifer Margolis, Cooley Dickinson Health Care Development Officer said, “We are so grateful for all of the community members and local businesses that support Cooley’s pediatric programs and our smallest patients. As a mother of two Cooley babies, I know how important having these services close to home is. I would also like to extend a big thank you to everyone who participated in this year’s program including title sponsors FPS Burger King and Steve Lewis Subaru.

“Who doesn’t want to help improve the quality of health care received by our local kids?” says Dror Shmerling, business manager, Cedar Chest. “We are fortunate to have such a high-quality health care provider in our town.”

JoAnne Finck of Finck & Perras Insurance says, “This is such a wonderful, feel good fundraiser.  Our agency has always been committed to supporting our local community and our local hospital.  What better way to do that with making a difference in the lives of our newest generation?”

Tracy Faulstick and Steve Lewis, from Steve Lewis Subaru noted they are “especially happy to “Share the Love” and who doesn’t love kids?  We are so proud to be the title sponsor of this year’s Cooley Cares for Kids Program.  This is our hospital, our community, and we are committed to helping in any way that we can.”

Thank you so much to all of our local business partners:

Absolute Zero Thai rolled ice cream

AEIOU Urgent Care

Amherst Restaurant Group

Atkins Farms Country Market

Big E’s Supermarket

Bear Country Radio

Benjamin Company

Burger King Northampton & Easthampton

CDH Coffee Shop

CDH Gift Shop

Cedar Chest in Thornes Market

Cooper’s Corner

Daily Hampshire Gazette

F45 Training

Finck & Perras Insurance

Fitness Together

Friends of Cooley Dickinson Hospital


Greenfield Savings Bank

Hadley Printing

Herrell’s Ice Cream

Judie’s Restaurant

Mt Tom Homemade Ice Cream

Northampton Area Pediatrics

Northampton Radio Group (93.9 The River/WHMP/Hits 94.3/Pure Oldies 96.9 )

Rigali & Walder Orthodontics

Rotary Club of Northampton

Smithsonian Chowder House

Steve Lewis Subaru

Surner Heating Company

State Street Fruit Store


 – Special Thanks to the 2020 Title Sponsors –

If you are a local business and would like to do a promotion to support the Cooley Cares For Kids Program please contact Jennifer Margolis in the Development Office at or call (413) 582-2684.
Thank you for your support!

Learn More About the 2019 Cooley Cares for Kids Program.

“Cooley Cares for Kids is such a wonderful program. There is nothing more gratifying than to know that we were able to help the caregivers at Cooley provide the much needed care for these children and let them return to just being kids!”  
–Dr Joan Walder, Rigali & Walder Orthodontics

 “Herrell’s Ice Cream is always happy to support the Cooley Cares for Kids Program. Kids are our future and we want to make sure that all their needs are met. Proud to support our community hospital as Cooley Dickinson always steps up to the plate.”
–Judy Herrell, Owner, Herrell’s Ice Cream

 “The Cooley Cares for Kids program supports important pediatric services  in our community. Finck & Perras is proud to be part of it.”
–JoAnne J Finck, Vice President, Finck and Perras Insurance Agency, Inc.

“Deciding to participate in Cooley Cares for Kids each year is an easy one for us. Who doesn’t want to help improve the quality of health care received by our local kids? We are fortunate to have such a high quality health care provider in our town–plus, they are great partners when it comes to this promotion.”
 –Dror Shmerling, Business Manager, Cedar Chest

“Through the efforts of our practice manager Lisa Rhoades and our senior front office administrator, we are thrilled to be participating again this year. This is truly a worthwhile cause and the bears are very comforting to our patients and their families.”
–RF Conway M.D., Urgent Care Medical Director