Donate Your Commute

 

Are you working from home? Consider donating what you are saving in gas! Just take .05 per mile times the number of miles you normally drive to and from work. Then times that by the number of days you anticipate working from home.

If your work is normally 5 miles away and you are working from home for 5 weeks, that’s $125, or 8 boxes of gloves, or 5 cases of surgical masks!

Encourage friends and family to do the same!

Virtual Walk/Run

 

Hold a virtual walk/run to raise money for the hospitals! Put on your Fitbit or other device and take a walk or run outside (keeping safe distance from others). Or, hop on your treadmill or elliptical. Find people to support you at a penny a step or every 10 steps.

Rally your friends and family to take part, either as a participant or a backer. If you got 10 people to support you and 10 people to walk with you—and they found 10 to suppor t them, and so on and so on, you could make a HUGE DIFFERENCE during this crisis!

Change your Out of Office Reply

 

Are you currently out of the office and have an auto reply running? Consider changing to raise awareness and support of our caregivers. Your out of office reply could be something like this: “St. Joseph's caregivers are at work for me. I’m working from home for them. I’ll reply to your email soon, or you can contact me by phone at xxx-xxxx. If you want to support the amazing professionals who have risked their health for you, follow this link: https://Giving.HSHS.org/SJCF/Donate.aspx.”

If you are running a third-party fundraising campaign, include that link instead!

CARES Act Charitable Giving Deduction

 

The new CARES (Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security) Act now allows all taxpayers to take a charitable deduction of up to $300, even if you do not itemize. For those who do itemize their deductions, the new law allows for cash contributions to qualified charities such as ours to be deducted up to 100% of your adjusted gross income for the 2020 calendar year.

Wear Blue to support those who wear blue for you!

 

Our healthcare team is donning their blues to serve you during this crisis—don a light blue ribbon put or something light blue to show that you support and appreciate them! Take a pic of yourself showing your support and post it to Facebook.
 

Tag HSHS St. Joseph's Hospital with #HSHSAlways

Run a Supply drive to support our colleagues and patients

 

There are so many basic pieces of personal protection equipment (PPE) needed during this time. Promote a drive via social media for face masks, antibacterial soaps and wipes, or latex gloves. Contact our hospital first at Samantha.Strong@hshs.org to find out what the most pressing need is and when/where you can deliver what you collect.

Follow/Like/Share

 

By simply following us on Facebook (links below), liking our posts and sharing our posts, you are providing amazing help — more than you might realize. Reaching out to as many people as possible with opportunities to help during this crisis will be the single most important way to support our mission!

Say a Prayer

 

Please keep our community, our patients and our caregivers in your thoughts and prayers as we stay together and stay strong through this crisis.