EFFINGHAM— HSHS St. Anthony’s Foundation has joined the global Giving Tuesday effort and asks the community to consider supporting HSHS St. Anthony’s Memorial Hospital by donating to St. Anthony’s Foundation on this day of giving, November 30.

St. Anthony’s Director of Philanthropy Michael Wall shared, “Giving Tuesday provides an opportunity – whether through a business, organization, family or individual – to show gratitude during this special time of the year.  Think of Giving Tuesday as ‘Celebrate Generosity Day’,” he said. “Your investment today enhances the ministry of healing that is experienced in the many programs and services found in our community and throughout HSHS St. Anthony’s area of service.”

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. Anthony’s Memorial Hospital.  The HSHS St. Anthony’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. Anthony’s Memorial Hospital relies on contributions to provide health care services to southcentral Illinois.  Since 2020, the HSHS

St. Anthony’s Foundation has provided $250,000 to the hospital for investments in equipment, programs and the facility. A few of the items provided by donated funds included neonatal resuscitation crash carts, a wheelchair accessible van, Safe at Home kits, Hospice Everlasting Memories wishes, and neonatal/infant loss bereavement program supplies.

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

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About Hospital Sisters Health System
Hospital Sisters Health System’s (HSHS) mission is to reveal and embody Christ’s healing love for all people through our high-quality Franciscan health care ministry. HSHS provides state-of-the-art health care to our patients and is dedicated to serving all people, especially the most vulnerable, at each of our physician practices and 15 local hospitals in two states – Illinois (Breese, Decatur, Effingham, Greenville, Highland, Litchfield, O’Fallon, Shelbyville and Springfield) and Wisconsin (Chippewa Falls, Eau Claire, Oconto Falls, Sheboygan and two in Green Bay).  HSHS is sponsored by Hospital Sisters Ministries, and Hospital Sisters of St. Francis is the founding institute. For more information about HSHS, visit www.hshs.org. For more information about Hospital Sisters of St. Francis, visit www.hospitalsisters.org.