“For it is in giving that we receive.” -St. Francis of Assisi

Individual Giving Opportunities

Annual Fund
In making a donation, you may designate your gift to a specific program, service or member organization within the Sisters of Providence Health System. Your unrestricted gift to this area will provide the greatest flexibility to meet our most pressing and immediate needs.

Providence Circle of Giving
This unique giving circle requires a minimum gift of $1,000 per year for 5 years, which helps us to achieve predictable funding in support of our programs and services. You may designate this unrestricted gift to the program and service most important to you.

Grateful Patient Program
If you receive exceptional care from a nurse, phlebotomist or doctor, you may make a donation in their honor here, and there is even an opportunity for you to share your story with us! Go ahead, toot our horn!

Journey of Hope Commemoration Wall

To honor or dedicate to the memory of a loved one, you can purchase a commemorative inscription for $150 or purchase a glass brick for your personalized inscription for $1,000.  The commemoration wall is located at the Sr. Caritas Cancer Center and all proceeds support  the Cancer Center Patient Fund.

Become an Ambassador

Join a number of volunteers who give their time and talent to making a difference in the community by helping  the Sisters of Providence Health System.  There are many opportunities available including helping with Catch the Spirit or at an event.

Annual Events

Each year SPHS hosts special events that raise much-needed funds for our programs and services. Everyone in the community is invited to participate. These include:

Brightside Golf Classic

The Brightside Golf Classic has been one of the largest and most prestigious golf tournaments in the region. Taking place on three major golf courses, funds from this event are generated through individual player’s fees, raffles, a live auction, and sponsorship from local, regional and national businesses. It is a special day where the banking and business community meet to help children and families in our community.  For more information, click here.

Brightside Angels

Each year volunteers, churches and businesses join in the spirit of holiday giving by supporting the Brightside Angel Campaign. Thousands of visitors support Brightside with their purchases of “paper angels” and other products at local churches, O’Connell’s Convenience Plus stores, the Mercy Medical Center Gift Shop and online between Thanksgiving and Christmas. To purchase Angels product, please click here.

Gift of Light

The Gift of Light Program at Mercy Medical Center and Farren Care Center is a special giving opportunity for community members to remember or honor loved ones or dear friends with the purchase of one or more holiday lights at both campuses. Every dollar you give supports and sustains the Cancer Support Groups and Patient Services Fund at Mercy Medical Center which provide comfort and compassion for those who have been affected by cancer. Farren Care Center's Gift of Light Program enhances their residents' programs and services that would not otherwise be possible.

Honor/Memorial Gift

Make a gift in honor or memory of a friend, colleague or loved one that supports the SPHS program, service or member organization that meets your wishes.


Gifts of $50,000 or more may be used to further the mission of SPHS programs, services or member organizations for future generations.

Matching Gifts

Many companies offer gift matching programs. Ask your employer’s human resource or personnel office for details.

United Way

If your workplace participates in the United Way campaign, you can designate your pledge to an SPHS Program or Service through United Way’s Donor Choice Program.


SPHS accepts gifts of goods or services. In-kind gifts often help us meet specific needs. We welcome donations of these items for those individuals in our care. Donating items from our Wish List below is great way to help those in need:
  • New women’s or men’s jogging suits for the Emergency Department

  • School knapsacks and supplies for distribution by our Healthcare for the Homeless Program

  • Baby care items such as diapers and wipes for new babies in our  Family Life Center

  • Children’s Services:
    • New clothing items including coats, boots, hats and gloves for children in our Providence Behavioral Health programs  
    • Wish List Donations for new toys and games that help make the holidays and birthdays brighter for the children served by Brightside
    • Gift cards from grocery and department stores to assist families with emergencies that are served by Brightside

Planned Giving
Planned gifts create opportunities for our donors to invest in the SPHS mission. Determining what gift is right for you is just as important as making the gift. There are a variety of simple and straightforward giving options from which you can choose. You can direct your support to the program, service or member organization most meaningful to you.

Bequests Through Your Will
Remember SPHS in your will. Click here for detailed Information about leaving a bequest that will support the program, service or member organization most meaningful to you.

Life Insurance
You can make a significant life insurance gift by naming an SPHS program, service or member organization  as a beneficiary of all or a portion of the proceeds of an existing policy.

Retirement Accounts
The benefits of a retirement account (IRA or company plans) may be donated to an SPHS program, service or member organization by simply signing a beneficiary designation form.

Business and Corporate Giving

Join other local businesses in support of the SPHS mission. Your business or corporation can show support in a variety of ways including event sponsorships, grants, matching funds, volunteering or in kind-services.

Matching Funds
Employee matching gifts (also known as matching funds) are donations an employer makes to match its employees’ charitable contributions. Employee matching gifts often are dollar-for-dollar, but some companies will give double or even triple the original donation.

For donors who like the ease and convenience of making their gifts online via a credit card, we accept Visa and MasterCard on our secure site. Please click here to make your gift online and thank you for your generous support.

If you prefer you can mail your donation to:
Sisters of Providence Health System
Development Office
271 Carew Street
PO Box 9012
Springfield, MA 01102

Please make checks payable to SPHS.

For more information, please contact the Fund Development Office by calling (413) 748-9920.