Pictured above: St. Joseph’s 2014/2015 Share the Spirit Committee members along with representatives from St. Joseph’s Health Care Foundation and United Way of London & Middlesex who accepted cheque presentations from this year’s campaign.
This past fall, St. Joseph’s Health Care London (St. Joseph’s) entered into its seventh year of an innovative partnership in support of the health and well-being of our community through their annual employee giving campaign called Share the Spirit.
Share the Spirit engages staff and physicians each year with an opportunity to make a donation to St. Joseph’s Health Care Foundation and/or United Way. Together, the work of these two organizations affects the lives of countless people, including many of our own patients who live within our community.
The 2014/2015 campaign formally wrapped up on February 5, with Anna-Marie Duffy, Share the Spirit campaign chair, presenting cheques to both organizations.
This year’s campaign raised more than $85,500, with $24,331 going to St. Joseph’s Health Care Foundation and $61, 171 going to United Way of London & Middlesex.
“This annual campaign is one way in which we encourage our staff to actively pursue our mission: to advocate and care for those who are vulnerable and without a voice,” said Duffy.
Sarah Dicker, senior development officer, St. Joseph’s Health Care Foundation, accepted the cheque on behalf of the foundation. “We’re very proud of St. Joseph’s staff and physicians who recognize the need in our community and support this campaign. Monies raised for the foundation through Share the Spirit will be used to support the highest priority care needs essential to the lives of patients and residents across St. Joseph’s, “ remarked Dicker.
Andrew Lockie, CEO, United Way London & Middlesex, explained that dollars earmarked for United Way will benefit many in our community who are in need. “We are very grateful for the generosity of St. Joseph’s staff and physicians each year,” says Lockie. “Donations go towards alleviating the root causes of social issues and bring together people and resources to create positive, lasting change within our community by focusing on the areas of poverty, mental health, and supporting individuals through difficult transitions.”