Make a difference on #GivingTuesday

This year on Tuesday, November 27, Mile Bluff Medical Center Foundation is participating in #GivingTuesday, a day dedicated to giving.

What is #GivingTuesday?
#GivingTuesday is a social media movement that aims to transform how people participate in the giving season. Since its founding in 2012, #GivingTuesday has inspired giving around the world, resulting in greater donations, volunteer hours, and activities that bring about real change in communities. #GivingTuesday is a call to action to make a difference in the world around you.

Last year, more than 45,000 organizations in 71 countries came together to celebrate #GivingTuesday. Mile Bluff Medical Center Foundation is inviting you to join the movement.

What does Mile Bluff Medical Center Foundation do?
Mile Bluff Medical Center Foundation was established in 2010 as the major fundraising arm for Mile Bluff Medical Center. The foundation gives individuals and businesses the opportunity to take an active role in impacting local healthcare. The work of the foundation supports the services of all aspects of the Mile Bluff organization, maximizing its impact on the health of the community.

The foundation strives to build and cultivate community partnerships that ensure lifelong commitments to healthcare advancement, personal well-being and improvement throughout Mile Bluff's six-county service area.

How can I make a difference on #GivingTuesday?
Millions of people around the world will be uniting to celebrate giving on Tuesday, November 28. If you would like to give back on #GivingTuesday, please consider a gift to Mile Bluff Medical Center Foundation.

Whether it's by providing scholarships to further the education of Mile Bluff's already highly-trained and educated staff, or helping to purchase the latest state-of-the-art technology and equipment, the foundation's financial assistance allows the medical center to stay competitive with larger for-profit organizations, meeting your healthcare needs locally.

What are some of the ways I can help the foundation on #GivingTuesday?

  1. Make a donation to support things like equipment purchases, building projects, healthcare education scholarships, and further education for nurses. You can make a donation online.
  2. Thank your healthcare provider or favorite Mile Bluff employee with a tribute gift in their honor, or remember a loved one with a gift made in their memory.
  3. Fundraise for the foundation on #GivingTuesday. In the office, offer a 'jeans day' for $1 to employees, or organize a community bake sale with proceeds being donated to the foundation. Whether you are an individual or a company, all donations to Mile Bluff Medical Center Foundation are tax-deductible.
  4. Join us! Mile Bluff Medical Center Foundation is looking for volunteers to join the Friends of the Foundation group and to help with community events like Women's Night Out. On #GivingTuesday, reach out... join in... make a difference!
  5. Spread the word about Mile Bluff Medical Center Foundation! Log-on to your social media accounts and use the #GivingTuesday and tag Mile Bluff Medical Center Foundation (Facebook users) to share with your friends why you decided to give to the foundation.
  6. Shop online. Mile Bluff Medical Center Foundation participate in Amazon Smile. Through this program, Amazon donates 0.5% of your eligible purchases to a charity of your choice. Be sure to designate 'Mile Bluff Medical Center Foundation' as your charity.

For more information about Mile Bluff Medical Center Foundation and #GivingTuesday, call Martha at 608-847-1495 or email mairth-kindree@milebluff.com.