Join the Global #GivingTuesday Movement on November 28th!
The Sacred Heart Parish Nursing Bridging the Gap fund has been selected as the recipient of the 2017 #GivingTuesday campaign at Sacred Heart. #GivingTuesday is a global day of giving on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving, built by individuals, families, organizations, businesses and communities. #GivingTuesday harnesses the collective power of a unique blend of partners to transform how people think about, talk about, and participate in the giving season. It inspires people to take collective action to improve their communities, give back in better, smarter ways to the charities and causes they believe in, and help create a better world. #GivingTuesday, which falls on November 28, 2017, demonstrates how every act of generosity counts, and that they mean even more when we give together.
About Bridging the Gap
Everyone has a time when they could use a little boost. A helping hand that gets them over that little bump in the road. Someone that fills in that little gap in order to get their life on track. But there isn’t always someone to fill that gap for the folks in our community. Sometimes the money runs out before the month does. When an essential need isn’t being met, Sacred Heart’s Parish Nurses look to the Bridging the Gap fund. This fund does just as its name suggests: it “bridges the gap” for our patients when there are holes in their monthly budgets.
“I couldn’t afford the co-pays! I had nothing. Thank you for Bridging the Gap so I can get the medicine and walk better.” – Bridging the Gap fund recipient.
The Bridging the Gap fund is a key tool for Sacred Heart’s Parish Nurses who work in our community’s soup kitchens and shelters. It could be used for bus passes to get to work, boots for a new construction job or to help purchase needed prescriptions. Recipients must be recommended by a community worker; however, all requests are considered without bias.
“Bridging the Gap helped me buy work boots so I can finally take the Commercial Driver’s License training and start working.” – Bridging the Gap fund recipient.
Please consider the Bridging the Gap Fund this #GivingTuesday. You can make a contribution of any amount by clicking on the donate banner at the top of this page. When selecting a specific program, choose “Bridging the Gap” in the drop down menu. Credit cards and PayPal are accepted. You can also donate via check made payable to “Sacred Heart Hospital Foundation”, with “Bridging the Gap” in the memo line. Please mail to the address below. We will be accepting gifts for Bridging the Gap until the end of the 2017 calendar year. All gifts received by December 31, 2017 are tax deductible. You can make a contribution of any amount by clicking here, or on the donate banner at the top of this page.
Together, we are creating a new ritual for our annual calendar. #GivingTuesday is the opening day of the giving season: a reminder of the “reason for the season.” Thank you for considering a gift. Follow the #SHHGivingTuesday hashtag on Facebook for updates on our campaign!
Sacred Heart Hospital
421 Chew St
Allentown, PA 18102