PHS Lends a Helping Hand All Year
As organizations around the nation recognized the amazing efforts and opportunities that volunteers bring last week during National Volunteer Week, we couldn’t help but think back on our past year and the time, energy and dedication our staff brought to events that PHS’s community program, Sharing Care, participated in. From Ronald McDonald House to Faith’s Lodge and many in between, PHS was out getting involved and helping in the community of families that we take care of every day.
Sharing Care was created in 2008 to expand how we define taking care of the child, and is designed to:
- Take our charitable giving one step further
- Encourage generosity
- Align our charitable giving with our mission to take care of the child, and
- Provide PHS employees with the opportunity to donate time to programs and events in the community that are directly associated with serving medically-complex and underprivileged children and adolescents.
The numbers speak for themselves – throughout the past year, nearly 100 PHS staff have donated over 350 hours of personal time doing activities like donating blood, planting trees, donning bald caps, answering phones, pedaling, donating toys, being buddies in baseball and basketball, or cooking dinners for families. So while we remembered the importance of volunteering throughout last week, it’s also something that is in our minds year-round. Philanthropy has been in PHS’s culture since its doors opened over two decades ago, and continues to prove important to those who work here today.
With another year full of volunteer opportunities ahead, we’re looking forward to the ways we can give to others and continue taking care of the child in as many ways as possible! Do you have any upcoming volunteer activities you’re participating in? We always love to see members of the community helping out.Originally published: April 29, 2013