It is Giving Tuesday today – December 3, 2013 – what are you doing to give today?
South Huron Hospital Foundation Joins the Giving Tuesday Movement to Encourage Canadians to Feel Great Giving
Exeter, ON, 25 November 2013– South Huron Hospital Foundation has joined GivingTuesday, a global charities, families, to transform how people think about, talk about and participate in the giving season.
Taking place December 3, 2013 – the Tuesday after Black Friday – GivingTuesday will harness the power of social media to create a national moment around the holidays dedicated to giving, similar to how Black Friday and Cyber Monday have become days that are, today, synonymous with holiday shopping.
The South Huron Hospital Foundation joined GivingTuesday in an effort to re-imagine how our community thinks about supporting the good work all of our charitable organizations do. This close to Christmas people generally think a lot about getting the best deal on gifts, and we want you to think about giving the best you can back to your community.
“We are just kicking off the campaign to raise $90,000 to replace our Ultrasound machine which is utilized everyday here at the hospital.” Says Kimberley Payne, Executive Director. “It saves lives and helps our physicians make the best diagnosis they can. You can drop by the hospital and make a donation and have an ornament hung on our Christmas Tree to honour a loved one, or to support a special nurse, doctor or caregiver or just because you want to support ‘the little hospital that does’. “
GivingTuesday, initiated in Canada by CanadaHelps, GIV3, and several other partners, marks the opening day of the giving season. The movement encourages individuals and organizations to join together and find innovative ways to give back to the charities and causes they support throughout the holiday season. Momentum is rapidly building, with 15 organizations having enthusiastically pledged their support by becoming Giving Tuesday Founding Partners and inviting all Canadians to participate.
Charities, business, media and even individuals are encouraged to join in making a pledge to participate to make Canada’s first annual GivingTuesday a resounding success. Canadians can learn how to get involved or sign up for free partnership at GivingTuesday.ca. Each week, new organizations have joined the movement and are providing creative ways people can embrace GivingTuesday and collaborate in their giving efforts to create more meaningful results.
“We are really excited to support this new movement, and to help people connect with their communities,” said John Hallward, Chairman, GIV3. “It is about feeling great giving…in December and throughout the year!”
For more details about the GivingTuesday movement, visit the GivingTuesday website (http://www.givingtuesday.caca), Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/GivingTuesdayCanadaCanada) or follow GivingTuesday(https://twitter.com/GivingTuesdayCadayCa) and the #GivingTuesdayCa hashtag on Twitter.
For more information please contact the South Huron Hospital Foundation office at 519-235-2700 ext. 5133 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
About South Huron Hospital Foundation: The South Huron Hospital Foundation is dedicated to improving both the access to and the quality of health care in South Huron and area. The Foundation will accomplish this objective by engaging the broad community in canvasses and fund-raising activities. Further, in partnership with the South Huron Hospital Board and the physicians who service the hospital, the Foundation will allocate these funds to support specific projects identified as priorities.
GivingTuesday was created by 92nd Street Y, which led the effort in partnership with the UN Foundation. GivingTuesday is launching for the first time in Canada in 2013. It was first initiated by GIV3 and CanadaHelps.org, and now lists 15 founding partners. GivingTuesday is a day for the entire charitable sector and encourages all Canadians to join the movement and give and volunteer for charities of their choice.
Foundation Hires Executive Director
September 24, 2013
South Huron Hospital Foundation hires new Executive Director
Not unlike many small towns in Southern Ontario Exeter was without a hospital until 1953. Medical services were provided by a number of doctors from the 1870’s onwards. As many as 10 doctors practiced in Exeter at one time, one of these, Dr. Hugh K. Hyndman had a small hospital in rooms above his office on Main Street; this facility operated from about 1918 to the mid 1920’s. There were nursing homes, maternity homes, private hospitals and Doctors’ offices. The South Huron Hospital Association owes its very existence to a group of passionate people who saw the need for a local hospital and worked diligently gathering support and funds until the hospital doors opened in 1953.
Formed in 1982, the South Huron Hospital Foundation was created to ensure access to health care and equipment in our communities. Since then the Foundation has operated with a passionate and caring board of directors, and has ran a very successful capital campaign. “We are very proud of the contributions we have been able to make to our local community over the years, and we felt it was time to move the Foundation to the next level,” says Pat O’Rourke, Board Chair, “so the decision was made to hire an experienced Executive Director.”
Former Executive Director of the renowned Stratford Chefs School, Stratford, Ontario, Kimberley Payne’s career has spanned several years of fund development and community building as the Executive Director of the Huron United Way and Executive Director of the Tilbury Information and Help Centre. A firm believer in asset based community development; Kimberley invests her time in organizations and people that recognize skills and talents and helps build on those assets to make a safer more caring community. A recognized community connector and mentor, Kimberley has won Excellence in Public Education Awards on two different occasions, and achieved the Stratford and Area Chamber of Commerce Excellence in Business Award for the Stratford Chefs School during her leadership there. Kimberley is not a stranger to the area, born and raised in the Grand Bend area, and raising her five children mostly in Exeter and Kippen. “It feels a bit like full circle for me to be back working in Exeter/South Huron.” Says Kimberley Payne, “This is where it all started, volunteering with Girl Guides, soccer, church. It fostered that desire to build the best community ever. It feels amazing to be welcomed back and I am looking forward to seeing all the familiar faces.”
“ We are excited to have Kimberley join our team at the Foundation,” says Lori Baker, Director, “and we are looking forward to building on the solid funding base and the excellent relationships we have worked hard to establish. “
For more information please contact the South Huron Hospital Foundation office at
519-235-2700 ext. 5133 or email email@example.com
The Foundation’s Mission Statement is:
The South Huron Hospital Foundation is dedicated to improving both the access to and the quality of health care in South Huron and area. The Foundation will accomplish this objective by engaging the broad community in canvasses and fund-raising activities. Further, in partnership with the South Huron Hospital Board and the physicians who service the hospital, the Foundation will allocate these funds to support specific projects identified as priorities.