St. Joseph’s Share the Spirit Campaign formally wrapped up on February 2, with Finance Director and Campaign Co-Chair, David Ross presenting cheques to both United Way and St. Joseph’s Health Care Foundation.
“Thanks to campaign committee members as well as the many staff and physicians who through their generous support donated to our 2016 campaign, we were able to surpass all of our goals and held our most successful campaign to date,” remarked David.
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.
This year’s campaign raised more than $143,000, with $50,261 going to St. Joseph’s Health Care Foundation and $93,396 going to United Way of London & Middlesex.
“Share the Spirit is one way in which we encourage our staff and physicians to actively pursue our mission: to advocate and care for those who are vulnerable and without a voice,” said David, who went on to describe the success of the 2016 campaign. “In addition to surpassing our target goal of $100,000, we are also excited to announce that the number of new payroll deduction donors increased by 137 people. In addition, 56 existing donors increased their current payroll deduction amount. Those are remarkable results.”
“We are so thankful for this fundraising gift,” said Michelle Campbell, President, St. Joseph’s Health Care Foundation, who accepted the cheque on behalf of the foundation. “I am very proud to be part of an organization that cares a little more, digs a little deeper, reaches a little higher …contributing to what has been the most impressive Share the Spirit Campaign ever.” Michelle explained that 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, such as new specialized wheelchairs at Parkwood Institute.
Evelyn Dailey, Campaign Vice-Chair, United Way London & Middlesex, explained that dollars earmarked for United Way will benefit many individuals in need who use their many programs. “We are very grateful for the generosity of St. Joseph’s staff and physicians,” said Elizabeth. “This gift will have a positive impact on our community.”