Sheboygan – 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. Nicholas 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 HSHS St. Nicholas 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 giving is good for the health of our community. At HSHS St. Nicholas Hospital, charitable donations have a significant impact on our ability to go above and beyond caring for you, your family and friends,” said Mary Vertacic, Director of Philanthropy at HSHS St. Nicholas 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 ...
$10 could provide a stuffed animal to provide comfort to kids having surgery.
$50 could provide a massage, music and art therapies to hospice patients.
$75 could provide lodging to a low-income family who traveled from hours away to visit a patient in our care.
$200 could host a Share of Northeast Wisconsin memorial service for parents and families who lost a baby at birth
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. Nicholas Hospital by visiting www.stnicholashospital.org/Giving/Giving-Tuesday.
About HSHS St. Nicholas Hospital
HSHS St. Nicholas Hospital has been delivering high quality health care to Sheboygan and its surrounding communities since 1890. HSHS St. Nicholas Hospital provides a comprehensive range of services that include cancer care, women’s services, 24-hour emergency care, digestive health, orthopedics, cardiac, home health and hospice care. The hospital’s primary purpose is to continue Christ’s healing love through the delivery of high quality and compassionate health care in an environment sensitive to the needs of all people. HSHS St. Nicholas Hospital is accredited by the Joint Commission of Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations. 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. To learn more, visit www.stnicholashospital.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.