What Has Sharing Care Been Up to Lately?
In 2008, PHS created Sharing Care to extend our vision to include those in need in our local community. We designed the program to align our charitable giving with our mission to take care of the child and to provide PHS employees with the opportunity to donate time to programs and events in the community that are directly associated with serving medically-fragile and underprivileged children.
What’s for dinner? Breakfast! Cooking for kids at Ronald McDonald House
PHS Sharing Care volunteers joined the Cook for Kids program at Ronald McDonald House (RMHC) in Minneapolis on August 17. Many PHS families call RMHC home while their children are in the hospital, so we’re proud to be part of this event. Volunteers John, Miguel, Todd, Janelle, Dana, and Beth cooked ‘Breakfast for Dinner’ for families staying at RMHC. See even more photos from event on the PHS Facebook page here.
Happy kids are hopeful kids
Sharing Care volunteers participated in the 5th Annual HopeDay Festival, hosted by HopeKids! MN on September 11. We had a blast with all the kids and their families painting faces and playing bean bag toss. This festival marks the end of this HopeKids season and is the organization’s largest event of the year.This year’s festival attendance topped out at around 1,000 HopeKids families, approximately 400 student athletes and an additional 50 volunteers. The festival had fun events such as BMX bike show, blow up jumpers, dunk tank, pony rides, basketball, putt-putt golf and so much more. Thank you to HopeKids for letting Sharing Care be a part of the festivities. See below for a video of the event.
PHS help’s restore the hope at Faith’s Lodge
After a devastating summer storm destroyed most of the 80 acre the grounds of Faith’s Lodge near Danbury, Wisconsin, they are picking up the pieces and moving forward. Faith’s Lodge provides a very needed respite and recovery for many PHS families living with a chronically ill child, or those dealing with the loss of a child, so PHS and many other organizations and families helped “Restore the Hope” with a tree-planting open house on September 17. Sharing Care purchased trees and six volunteers took the day to head over to Faith’s Lodge to get them in the ground. The day also included a pancake breakfast and opening ceremonies with founders Mark and Susan Lacek. We’re eager to see the trees thrive at Faith’s Lodge. See even more photos from event on the PHS Facebook page here.
We are always looking to support new fabulous organization that support medically-fragile children, so if you have any ideas, simply submit a comment here. We’d love to hear from you!Originally published: September 30, 2011