Oconto Falls – Holiday shopping will take center stage on Black Friday and Cyber Monday, but the act of giving is set to shine on Tuesday, Nov. 28, with #GivingTuesday - an international movement to celebrate generosity and to give back to our communities. It was started in 2012 by New York’s 92nd Street YMCA in partnership with the United Nations as an effort to create a national day of giving during the holiday season.
Anyone is welcome to participate in #GivingTuesday by contributing money or time to a local charity, or committing a simple act of kindness. HSHS St. Clare Memorial Hospital is hoping the public will participate by making a donation to the not-for-profit hospital, which cares for all people regardless of their ability to pay. Charitable donations to the hospital make up for the shortfalls of Medicaid and Medicare payments and provide care for many patients who have no insurance or are underinsured.
“Charitable donations have a significant impact on our ability to go above and beyond caring for you, your family and friends,” said Matthew Astleford, Development Manager at HSHS St. Clare Memorial Hospital. “Every dollar donated directly benefits the patients and families we serve by giving us the ability to acquire life-saving technology and provide a high level of health care excellence for those in need of care today and for future generations.”
For example, a donation of ...
$5 could provide a hygiene kit to a local student in need.
$15 could help purchase clothing to stock the St. Clare Closet for emergency room patients.
$35 could provide a gas card to offset the cost of travel expense in an emergency.
$325 could provide a mammogram for a woman in need.
There is no donation too big or too small. All gifts are valued for the difference they make in the life of another. Donate to HSHS St. Clare Memorial Hospital by visiting www.stclarememorial.org/Giving/Giving-Tuesday.
About HSHS St. Clare Memorial Hospital
HSHS St. Clare Memorial Hospital serves Oconto Falls and the surrounding communities as a federally-designated critical access hospital with a 24-hour emergency department, urgent care, general, vascular and orthopedic surgical services, inpatient and outpatient surgical and diagnostic services, rehabilitation, oncology outpatient clinic and women’s care. HSHS St. Clare Memorial Hospital, in affiliation with Prevea Health, has six regional health center locations in Gillett, Lena, Mountain, Oconto, Oconto Falls and Suring. HSHS St. Clare Memorial Hospital Pharmacies are located in Gillett and Oconto Falls. Founded in 1921 as Community Memorial Hospital, in 2014, HSHS St. Clare Memorial Hospital became the fourteenth hospital in Hospital Sisters Health System. As an affiliate of Hospital Sisters Health System, we draw on the history of St. Francis of Assisi as we move to continue serving the health care needs of our area in Christ’s healing ministry, caring for all people. For more information about St. Clare, visit www.stclarememorial.org.
About Hospital Sisters Health System
Hospital Sisters Health System’s (HSHS) mission is to reveal and embody Christ’s healing love for all people through our high quality, Franciscan health care ministry. HSHS provides state-of-the-art health care to our patients and is dedicated to serving all people, especially the most vulnerable, at each of our 15 Local Systems and physician practices in Illinois (Breese, Decatur, Effingham, Greenville, Highland, Litchfield, O’Fallon, Shelbyville and Springfield) and Wisconsin (Chippewa Falls, Eau Claire, Oconto Falls, Sheboygan, and two in Green Bay). HSHS is sponsored by Hospital Sisters Ministries. For more information about HSHS, visit www.hshs.org. For more information about Hospital Sisters of St. Francis, visit www.hospitalsisters.org.