Hunterdon Health Foundation’s annual Employee Giving Campaign will run November 14th through December 9th. This year we are highlighting a very special program—the Sunshine Fund, which was established to offer one-time financial assistance to employees during times of need. Learn more by watching here. The Sunshine Fund has helped many of our colleagues as they faced difficult situations like a house fire, major illness, theft, or natural disaster. We provide support ranging between $250 and $1,000. In the past year, we have provided support to 38 of our colleagues and donated more than $20,000! Most notably, after Hurricane Ida, we supported 29 employees. In fact, everyone who applied received our help. The recipient’s own words show the importance of this assistance for them:
Thank you so much. I have never had a helping hand in my life and I genuinely appreciate the assistance that Hunterdon Health is offering through the Sunshine Fund. This will help to take some of the burden off of me as I go through this stressful time with my family.
From the bottom of my heart, my family and I thank you and my peers across the Health System for your generosity. You don't know how much this means to me and my family. I'm truly Blessed to work for Hunterdon Health and so thankful to you for helping those of us that were affected unexpectedly by this devastating storm.
The Sunshine Fund Committee made up of your peers reviews requests in real time and responds quickly. Most applications are approved within 24 hours of the time they were submitted. The Fund is supported by donations from our employees. Last year we raised more than $16,000 – 100% of which goes directly toward supporting our efforts.
Please consider a gift to the Sunshine Fund during the Employee Giving Campaign this year! Contributions via payroll deduction can be made by completing the Employee Giving form, found in the Quick Links menu at the bottom of the Intranet home page, and indicating the Sunshine Fund for your gift. A one-time or monthly gift via credit card be done online at foundation.hunterdonhealthcare.org by clicking on “Donate Today” and choosing “Employee Sunshine Fund” to direct your gift. A gift of $100 is about $3.80 per pay period or about the price of a cup of coffee. But a gift of any size will make a difference.
You can of course give to any program or service of Hunterdon Health during the campaign or at any time – it’s your choice. Last year employees gave over $90,000 to support many different service areas including cancer, hospice, the emergency department expansion and other capital projects. We are very grateful for your generosity that significantly impacts patient care and well-being of your peers!
Please contact the Foundation with any questions: 908-788-6141 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Checks can be mailed payable to Hunterdon Health Foundation, 9100 Wescott Drive, Flemington NJ 08822.
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