Posts made in March 2022

Radiothon Reflections…

Yarmouth Hospital Foundation’s We Care Radiothon 2022  was an incredible success — but it was one of the most unusual events that the Foundation has ever had. Now, looking back over all that was accomplished, we’d like to take a moment to reflect on things: not just the bustle and work, but on the ways in which our donors and community keep surprising us with just how much you all do care.

When Omicron hit Nova Scotia after we sent out the Radiothon ‘save the date’ cards, we realized that we were in a pickle. We needed to put some protections in place for our community, and do whatever we could to keep our donors & volunteers safe. This led to the decision to hold first-ever all-virtual event, a month after our usual date! What would an ‘all-virtual’ Radiothon look like? No one was exactly certain, but our intrepid committee put on their thinking caps and rose to the challenge — as did our presenting sponsor, Y95.5. When we came to them with a request to change the date from February to March, they didn’t bat an eye. So, March it became.

We also launched some new initiatives to engage with our community since we couldn’t just invite you all to join us in the hospital lobby — again. Our Trivia Contest was so much fun and so interesting — who could have imagined that Yarmouth Regional Hospital did sooo much laundry every day? Or that our hard-working Environmental Services workers use, on average, fifty (50!) pairs of disposable gloves a day — and dispenses 144 rolls of paper towels a week! We also can’t forget how our first-ever online Auction was the source of much excitement thanks to the generous prizes we had donated and the buzz around the bidding!

Talking of donors, it was amazing to see so many returning sponsors and community partners who had been generous with their donations stepping up to be official sponsors this year. With Yarmouth Hospital Foundation’s We Care Radiothon as our sole remaining major fundraising event, some of the sponsors of our other events ‘jumped ship’ to come and support Radiothon, and we couldn’t be more grateful. Yarmouth Mall also rose to the occasion for us, letting us have retail space for another year to host our phone room, social media station and all the general business of running the back end of Radiothon.

And you, our donors, our community, you showed up — as you always do — in an incredible way. There’s still an electric current in the Foundation office every time we think about it: $178,000+! What a total! What generosity! It shows us just how much people of the Tri-Counties support their regional hospital and want to step up to make an impact on healthcare. And you are making such a difference.

Thank you.

Ways to Donate to Yarmouth Hospital Foundation’s WeCare Radiothon 2022 ❤️

Yarmouth Hospital Foundation’s WeCare Radiothon 2022 is coming this Thursday! ❤️ Please join us for this major fundraising event: every dollar we raise will make a difference to your Regional Hospital serving the tri-counties of Digby, Shelburne & Yarmouth!❤️

Did you know, you can donate to us in a variety of ways?

Firstly, you could challenge your friends & start a fundraising push of matching donations. For details, check out this page of our site: https://yarmouthhospitalfoundation.ca/radiothon-challenges/

Secondly: you can send your donation to Yarmouth Hospital Foundation’s WeCare Radiothon 2022 through e-Transfer using the email address: info@yarmouthhospitalfoundation.ca. Please be sure to include your phone number, address and any details pertinent to the donation in the “Message” field so we can issue your tax receipt. For more information, check out our website: https://yarmouthhospitalfoundation.ca/e-transfer/

Thirdly: you can donate Yarmouth Hospital Foundation’s WeCare Radiothon 2022 ❤️ through our CanadaHelps page: https://www.canadahelps.org/en/dn/15872

Fourth: you could go and bid on one of the incredible offerings in our fundraising auction. Today is the last day, and the auction ends at 3pm!

Whichever you choose to do, call our ❤️ WeCare Hotline ❤️ on Thursday to let us know — or to pledge your support for Yarmouth Hospital Foundation’s WeCare Radiothon 2022! : 1-844-866-6464

Our Board Members & volunteers are waiting to thank you for your donation towards healthcare in the Tri-County Area!

Radiothon Challenges!

With Yarmouth Hospital Foundation’s We Care Radiothon 2022 coming up this week, why not make a pledge and challenge your friends, family, peers or colleagues to match it?

Check out this handy Challenges & Matching Gifts promotional tool kit for ideas and view a sample challenge video.

 

Consider changing your Facebook icon to one of the following to let your friends know you’re raising money for Yarmouth Hospital Foundation