Oconto Falls – HSHS St. Clare Memorial Hospital invites local communities to participate in its Warm Winter Clothing Drive by dropping off new or gently-used, and clean, coats and clothing. All will be donated to Kingdom Come Food Pantry in Oconto Falls, which serves as many as 200 families in need each week.
Hospital colleagues and community members can place their donated items in the collection boxes set outside the cafeteria and imaging department inside HSHS St. Clare Memorial Hospital. Donations will be collected through Monday, Nov. 6. Coats and clothing of all sizes are needed.
According to www.onewarmcoat.org, a 2-degree drop in body temperature results in reduced heart rate, loss of coordination, and confusion. Children have a harder time learning, and adults can’t work as effectively. For the nearly 15-percent of Americans living in poverty, a warm coat could solve these problems.
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 five regional health center locations in Gillett, Lena, Mountain, Oconto Falls and Suring. 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 (HSHS)
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 (Belleville, Breese, Decatur, Effingham, Greenville, Highland, Litchfield, Shelbyville and Springfield) and Wisconsin (Chippewa Falls, Eau Claire, Oconto Falls, Sheboygan, and two in Green Bay). HSHS is sponsored by Hospital Sisters Ministries, and Hospital Sisters of St. Francis is the founding institute. For more information about HSHS, visit www.hshs.org. For more information about Hospital Sisters of St. Francis, visit www.hospitalsisters.org.