St. Mary’s Good Samaritan Foundation has launched the Valentine’s themed “Share a Heart” campaign featuring the Share a Heart donation, silent auction, and raffle to raise money for St. Mary’s Good Samaritan Hospital.
Starting Jan. 21, St. Mary’s Good Samaritan Foundation invites the community to “Share a Heart” by making a $100 donation to the Foundation, and in return, a Valentine’s treat bag will be delivered to your home for you to share with a friend or neighbor to brighten their day. The bag will include candies, a “Share a Heart” car magnet, and information on how the recipient can continue to “pay it forward” by sharing a heart with a friend or neighbor. Interested in “Sharing a Heart” with several people? Please do! Sharing multiple treat bags is most certainly encouraged.
If you are gifted a treat bag, please place your “Share a Heart” magnet on the back of your car to show your support for Good Samaritan Hospital! Help us spread the love throughout the entire community in support of Good Sam. This program is similar to the “Boo your Neighbor’ program around Halloween. It’s a fun way to interact with your friends while supporting a great cause!
The campaign also includes a silent auction featuring specialty items focused on trips and experiences, plus the option to purchase a $50 raffle ticket for the chance to win a stand-up paddle board from Crowe Marine. Raffle tickets are available for purchase now, and the silent auction will be open for bidding Feb. 14-21.
The proceeds from the campaign will support the creation of an outpatient infusion room at St. Mary’s Good Samaritan Hospital. Currently, Good Samaritan Hospital sees 6-8 patients per day in need of infusion treatment (including cancer patients, those receiving IV antibiotics, and patients who need other vital medications). This growing service line does not have a permanent location in the hospital and has moved around between the hospital’s patient activity room, chapel, and the mammography waiting room.
“The outpatient infusion room needs a permanent space,” said Good Samaritan Hospital President Tanya Adcock. “It’s an important service that allows people to receive lifesaving treatment right here in our community rather than being inconvenienced by having to travel to an outlying facility. We are grateful for the continued dedication and selfless support as we seek to sustain, grow, and serve those who entrust us with their care.”
To “Share a Heart,” purchase a raffle ticket, view the auction items, or simply make a general donation to Good Samaritan Hospital, please visit shareaheartforgs.home.qtego.net. The campaign closes on Feb. 21.
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