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Celebrate #GivingTuesday with St. John’s Episcopal Hospital

Posted on November 5, 2018

FAR ROCKAWAY, 2018—Monday, November 5, St. John’s Episcopal Hospital will participate in #GivingTuesday, a global day of giving that encourages individuals, communities, and organizations to support philanthropy and celebrate generosity worldwide.

“We’re excited to participate in such an engaging movement. #GivingTuesday is about ordinary people coming together to do extraordinary things. Every gift – big or small – makes a difference, said Nancy Leghart, Director of Foundation at St. John’s. “Please consider making an online donation to St. John’s to celebrate #Giving Tuesday. Your gift is greatly appreciated and will go towards the purchase of a new Giraffe Incubator Carestation, giving premature babies a chance to survive and thrive. I can’t think of a better way to start off the holiday season!”

Held on November 27th this year, #GivingTuesday annually takes place on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving to inspire people to collaborate to give back in impactful ways to charities and causes they support. St. John’s is pleased to join the #GivingTuesday movement for the first time this year with a goal of raising $16,000 from their generous donors to purchase the new incubator.

“It is rewarding to see how many organizations and individuals support our hospital throughout the year and even more gratifying to see how many people take the time to give back to the community through volunteering and donating,” said Gerard M. Walsh, CEO of St. John’s Episcopal Hospital.

Founded in 2012 by the 92nd Street Y—a community and cultural center in New York City—#GivingTuesday inspired millions of people to give back and support the causes they believe in. Over $300 million was raised online to benefit a tremendously broad range of organizations, and much more was given in volunteer hours, donations of food and clothing, and acts of kindness.

Those who are interested in joining St. John’s #GivingTuesday initiative can visit http://ehs.org/giving. For more details about the #GivingTuesday movement, visit the #GivingTuesday website at www.givingtuesday.org.

About St. John’s

St. John’s Episcopal Hospital is the only hospital providing emergency and ambulatory care to the densely populated, culturally and economically diverse, and medically underserved populations of the Rockaways and Five Towns in southern Queens County and southwestern Nassau County, New York. Celebrating over 110 years of community care, the 257-bed facility provides people of all faiths with comprehensive preventive, diagnostic, treatment and rehabilitative services, regardless of ability to pay.


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