If you are an on-line shopper and you also like supporting local causes, you can now combine the two with Amazon Smile. The Foundation strongly believes in shopping locally as much as possible (after all, our local businesses are some of our biggest supporters, so we choose to support them) but sometimes, on-line shopping is the only option. In that case, you can at least feel better knowing that you can make a charitable donation that will benefit local health care. It’s also an easy way for those who live out of town or out of state to give back to their home town!
A little info about the program:
AmazonSmile is a website operated by Amazon that lets customers enjoy the same wide selection of products, low prices, and convenient shopping features as on Amazon.com. The difference is that when customers shop on AmazonSmile (smile.amazon.com), the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the price of eligible purchases to the charitable organizations selected by customers.
How does AmazonSmile work?
When first visiting AmazonSmile, customers are prompted to select a charitable organization–in this case, the Big Stone Health Care Foundation–from almost one million eligible organizations. In order to browse or shop at AmazonSmile, customers must first select a charitable organization. Click here for a direct link to the Foundation’s charity page. For eligible purchases at AmazonSmile, the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price to the Big Stone Health Care Foundation.
The Foundation is very pleased to present two $1,000 scholarships to a graduate from OHS and CGB who will be pursuing a career in health care. This year’s recipiencts are Rachel Fenhaus and Kendedi Stotesbery.
Sponsorship is a vital part of any fundraising event and the Foundation couldn’t be more appreciative or proud to work these partners in philanthropy:
- Beyond Concrete
- GCC Ready Mix
- Pro Image Partners
- Anthony J. Hilleren, DDS
- Hanratty & Associates
- Lewis Family Drug
- MinnWest Bank-Ortonville
- Conroy Eye Care
- Strong, Inc.
- Valley Office Products
- Fluegel, Anderson, McLaughlin & Brutlag Attorneys
- Pheasants Forever-Big Stone County
- Rentz Travel/Midwest Benefits
- Rosen Baseball Express
- Johnson & Roggenbuck, PA
- CHS-Border States
- Eide Bailly
- Ortonville Independent
- Hartman’s SuperValu Foods
- Eide Bailly
If you would like to join our growing list of sponsors, contact the Foundation office or click here to sign up on line!
Tickets are on sale now for the 23rd Annual Gala Affair! Purchase your raffle tickets from any Gala Committee member or from the Big Stone Health Care Foundation office which is located in the Dialysis Unit of the OAHS campus. Tickets are $10 each with the top prize being a voucher worth $2,500 for the vacation of your choosing. There’s also a weekend stay at Stoney Run Lodge (some restrictions apply) along with a Morey’s Seafood package valued at $100.00 from the Grocery Basket and a pair of Chanhassen Dinner Theater tickets donated by Big Stone Radio.
All proceeds from the 2016 Gala Affair will go to the “Completing the Vision” Capital Campaign. For more information, call Sally at 320.839.4135 or email Sally.Rakow@oahs.us.
This year’s Annual Gala Affair will take us to Las Vegas! As always, the evening will get started with a Social Hour featuring complimentary wine, beer and appetizers. The buffet dinner will be fit for a king (get it?) and entertainment will be provided by who else but Elvis?
Invitations will be in the mail in the next few days. If you are not on our mailing list and would like to attend this year’s event on Saturday April 23 at Sioux Historic Pavilion, you can contact the Foundation office at 320-839-4135 or email Sally.Rakow@oahs.us or stop by our office. We are located in the upper level of the Dialysis Building on the OAHS Campus.
The holiday season should fill us with hope, joy and goodwill. Some struggle through this season as a result of bereavement, a serious illness, depression or anxiety, or just being lonely. Please remember all those who may not share your joy of the season–but always take time to give them a hug, a smile or the opportunity to talk.
Dr. Preston Steen is a man who, despite the oftentimes grave circumstances his patients are facing, always sees the hope in and goodness of life.
As you contemplate the holiday season and the coming New Year, please consider making a gift to the Big Stone Health Care Foundation…our mission of providing funds towards health care providers and services that can bring healing, hope and comfort can make a difference to so many lives. Click the “Donate” button to make your donation…you’ll be giving an amazing gift!
Big Stone Health Care Foundation has joined #GivingTuesday, a global day of giving that harnesses the collective power of individuals, communities and organizations to encourage philanthropy and to celebrate generosity worldwide. You can make your donation by clicking here. Occurring this year on December 1, #GivingTuesday is held annually on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving (in the U.S.) and the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday to kick-off the holiday giving season and inspire people to collaborate in improving their local communities and to give back in impactful ways to the charities and causes they support.
The Big Stone Health Care Foundation is dedicated to raising funds to maintain and expand top quality, local health care services for the people of the Ortonville, MN area. Through Physician Recruitment, building projects, equipment purchases and educational funding for EMTs, future nurses and physicians and other health care professionals, we have helped create health care options right here.
#GivingTuesday isn’t just about making a financial contribution, but it also encourages volunteerism. The Foundation relies heavily on volunteers and volunteer committees for our three fundraising events: the Annual Gala Affair, The Oak Tree Classic golf tournament and its High Fashion for the Foundation fashion showcase. We are always looking for volunteers who are willing to bring their creativity, talent, manpower, office skills–or any other skills–to bring these events to life an make them successful.
As a non-profit organization in a smaller community, we are so grateful to have donors and volunteers who believe in our mission and who are willing to make an investment in a healthy future!