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.
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 because we value our partnership with our local businesses. 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!
#GivingTuesday is a movement, built by people around the world, to celebrate giving of all kinds. It is celebrated on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving (in the U.S.), Black Friday and Cyber Monday; this year it falls on November 29, 2016. This movement is the result of the collective power of a unique blend of partners—nonprofits large and small; businesses and corporations; schools and universities; civic campaigns in cities, states and regions; and families and individuals—to inspire people to take collaborative action to improve their local communities and contribute in countless ways to the causes they believe in. Everyone has something to give <<–click link to donate!
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!
Did you know you can support the Big Stone Health Care Foundation while you shop on Black Friday and Cyber Monday? Click this link to shop for the Foundation: smile.amazon.com/ch/41-1659162 and Amazon will donate a portion of your sales to Big Stone Healthcare Foundation. What a great way to make the holidays even brighter!
The 25th Annual Oak Tree Classic held on Saturday, Sept. 10 was another successful event thanks to our sponsors, donors, golfers and volunteers! Taking first place this year with a score of 53.5 was Dr. Todd Trudel, John Wermers and Dr. Jacob Bollman. Roger Sandberg, Mike Sandberg and Mike Swenson landed second place with a score of 55.3 and third place went to Chuck Natalie, Chuck Weiler and Dr. Bob Ross with their score of 56.7.
Best All Woman Team was Mary Weber, Ranet Schmeichel and Liz Sorenson.
Evie Johnson won the top raffle prize of $2,000 and Wade VanDover and Erik Fladhammer each won $250. In a separate raffle, Phyllis Barr won a set of womens clubs with a standing bag, donated by Dr. Robert Ross.
Foundation events would not be so successful without sponsorships. We truly appreciate our local business community as well as vendors of OAHS for working with us to fulfill our mission to raise funds to maintain and expand top quality local healthcare.
Winners & High Bidders:
Longest Putt (All): Isaiah Longnecker
Longest Drive (Women): Karina Kafka
Closest to the Pin (All): Dan Kafka
Longest Drive (Men): Jordan Bruns
50/50: Audrey Tobin
Between the Sheets: Andrew Pansch
Bean Bags: Missy Gronholz
Get on the Green: Maureen Kenney
Shotgun: Andrew Pansch
Wheel of Fortune: Eric Banken, Rachel Longnecker, Ryan Delage, Zack Kuechenmeister, Randy Christensen, Travis Bjordahl, Val Rausch, Jordan Bruns, Dr. Bob Ross, Tony Rausch, Michelle Botker, Bill Vangsness, Judy Gere
Caiti Barr Photo Certificate: Kelsey Henningson-Kaye
Wine & Cheese Basket: Roman Taffe
Goodies from the Garden: Kathy Nervick
Grillin’ Pack: Sybil Huffman
Where Freedom Reigns: Nancy Leuthardt
Movie Night: Kathy Nervick
Jackrabbits Fan Combo: Jim Foster
Trojan Tailgate: Michelle Knutson
Liquor Lotto: Maureen Kenney
Golf Essentials: Michelle Knutson
Fiesta in a Basket: Kathy Nervick
Craft Beer: Kayla Findlay
Wine Rack Combo: Jim Foster
Tail Wagger: Maureen Kenney
Lemonade Stand: Erling Nervick
Oak Tree Golf Balls (25 years): Isaiah Longnecker
Thank you to our Silent Auction donors: Carol Thomspon/Cutting Edge, Caiti Barr Photography, OAHS Administration, Finance, HR, Marketing, Acupuncture, Hospital Nursing, Radiology, Lab, Northside Clinic Staff & Docs, Scheduling & Registration, Surgery/Outreach, HIM, Steve Barr, Tanny & Scott Meyer, Dave & Heather Rogers, Susie Harmening, Dan Nelson, Dr. Bob & Gretta Yaeger, Ortonville Liquor, Valley Queen Cheese
Thanks also to Adam and his Staff at Off the Green for a fabulous meal and service and to Jesse Roscoe and the Grounds Crew.
All proceeds from the 25th Annual Oak Tree Classic will go to the “Completing the Vision–a community of Care Capital Campaign.