How a mammoth hospital like Northside gives back
When we think of hospitals, we may not picture a happy team of employees working together to plan a community event or training for a fundraising 5k. With more than 3,600 employees, Northside Hospital is not only a place for healing, but within the four walls are friends who care deeply for their surrounding community. In this season of giving, we wanted to know more about how one of the city’s larger employers contributes to making us healthy and happy, outside the hospital.
Northside Hospital’s commitment to supporting healthier patients and creating a stronger, healthier community fabric that extends beyond the hospital’s walls. That culture of stewardship is firmly established across the Northside system, where more than 3,600 employees, their families and friends, donated 28,000 hours of their time to more than 100 community service projects last year. Annual projects include area walks, runs and rides; collection drives for homeless veterans, Children’s Restoration Network, Dress for Success and other non-profits; BINGO with local seniors; and many others.
Here are some opportunities for you to jump in and help.
Lights for Good
November 1 through December 31, 2018
Make a one-time donation or start a fundraiser to invite family and friends to purchase symbolic lights on the Christmas trees that top Northside during the holiday season. Money helps provide rides to treatment for cancer patients, mammograms for underinsured women, transportation for parents of preemie babies in the NICU, perinatal bereavement support and much more.
More info: Give.Northside.com/LightsforGood
PurpleStride Atlanta 2018
November 17, 2018
PurpleStride walks are among the largest sources of funding for the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network. Join Northside and a vibrant community of survivors, impacted families, loved ones, researchers and advocates as they wage hope to rewriting the future of this deadly disease.
More info: support.pancan.org/goto/nhci2018
Totes 2 Tots
January 18, 2019
Donate new or gently used suitcases and duffel bags to foster children in Georgia. Many of these children shuffle their belongings in garbage bags when they are removed from their homes. Drop-off locations are across Georgia.
More info: give.northside.com/totes2tots