Buy a Christmas Tree, Benefit The Barbara Bush Children’s Hospital

November 28, 2022

Contact: Rob Reider
207-607-3289 /

The restaurant in Portland’s West End is selling a limited number of locally-sourced trees with 100 percent of proceeds benefiting The Barbara Bush Children’s Hospital.

PORTLAND, MaineChaval Restaurant at 58 Pine Street in Portland is offering home-grown holiday spirit this weekend, selling Christmas trees to benefit The Barbara Bush Children’s Hospital at Maine Medical Center (BBCH). Those who donate at least $70 to BBCH this week can reserve one balsam fir tree between 5-8 feet tall, and pick it up at the restaurant Dec. 3 or 4 between 10 am and 2 pm.

“We are so grateful to our friends at Chaval for hosting this fundraiser,” said BBCH philanthropy manager Rob Reider. “Every dollar raised goes directly to helping the children of Maine live healthier lives.”

The trees, which are in limited supply, come from Allagash View Farms in Fort Kent. Donors can reserve theirs by emailing Chaval also will be selling baked goods, homemade cards by Splatters for Kids and more on its back patio – all benefitting BBCH.

Learn more about the fundraiser.


About The Barbara Bush Children’s Hospital
The Barbara Bush Children's Hospital (BBCH) at Maine Medical Center is committed to enhancing the lives of children through excellence in patient care, research, and education. With more than 100,000 annual patient visits, the hospital offers services in cancer treatment, cardiology, neonatal care, and numerous other pediatric specialties. Maine’s only certified children’s hospital is designed with children in mind with state-of-the-art hospital equipment, specialty programs and spacious play areas. From well-child visits to specialized medical and surgical treatment of complex, life-threatening illnesses and injuries, BBCH offers comprehensive inpatient and outpatient, family-centered care from an exceptional team of doctors, nurses and other medical professionals. For more information, visit

About Maine Medical Center
Maine Medical Center (MMC), recognized as a Best Regional Hospital by U.S. News and World Report for 2022-2023, is a complete health care resource for the people of Greater Portland and the entire state, as well as northern New England. Incorporated in 1868, MMC is the state’s largest medical center, licensed for 700 beds and employing more than 9,600 people. MMC's unique role as both a community hospital and a referral center requires an unparalleled depth and breadth of services, including an active educational program and a world-class biomedical research center. As a nonprofit institution, Maine Medical Center provides nearly 23 percent of all the charity care delivered in Maine. MMC is part of the MaineHealth system, a growing family of health care services in northern New England. For more information, visit