HSHS St. Elizabeth’s Foundation Promotes Local Giving Tuesday

Dave Garris
Director of HSHS St. Elizabeth’s Foundation

HSHS St. Elizabeth’s Foundation has joined the global Giving Tuesday effort and asks the community to consider supporting HSHS St. Elizabeth’s Hospital by donating to St. Elizabeth’s Foundation on this day of giving.

“Throughout the 143-year history of St. Elizabeth’s Hospital, it has been the generosity of the community that has provided the fuel for the mission of the Hospital Sisters of St. Francis.” noted Dave Garris, Director of HSHS St. Elizabeth’s Foundation. “While there are fewer and fewer Sisters still with us today, we walk hand-in-hand with the community to carry their legacy forward for the future of our children and grandchildren.  The generosity of our community insures their 143-year legacy will continue for generations.”

Giving Tuesday represents a global day dedicated to giving back. On the Tuesday after Thanksgiving, charities, families, businesses, community centers and students around the world come together to celebrate generosity and helping others. Giving Tuesday is held annually after the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday to kick off the holiday giving season and inspire people to collaborate to improve their local communities and give back in impactful ways to charities and other causes they support.   

Financial contributions are vital to the healing ministry of St. Elizabeth’s Hospital.  The HSHS St. Elizabeth’s Foundation was established to advance the mission of the hospital to provide health care to all and carry the hospital’s values and traditions for future generations.  By giving to the local foundation, you can be assured that your donation is making a difference for patients, their families, and the community. 

As a nonprofit hospital, HSHS St. Elizabeth’s Hospital relies on contributions to provide health care services to Southwestern Illinois.  Last year alone, the HSHS St. Elizabeth’s Foundation provided over $5 million to the hospital for investments in equipment and the facility. Those donated funds provided the following: Non-invasive monitoring for the ICU, Car Transfer Simulator for Physical Rehab, Nitrous System for Mother and Child Services, Community Breast Health Awareness Promotion, and funding from the Capital Campaign for the replacement hospital construction and equipment.  

For more information on the national Giving Tuesday initiative or to view renowned charities nationwide, visit www.givingtuesday.org. To donate to your local hospital, visit https://giving.hshs.org/seo/Donate.aspx. To learn more on how HSHS St. Elizabeth’s Foundation contributes to the hospital and community, visit https://www.steliz.org/Giving.