FORT DODGE AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE: Angels of Love back at Trinity


Source: Fort Dodge Area Chamber of Commerce

Fort Dodge Area Chamber of Commerce issued the following announcement on Nov. 5.

The Friends of UnityPoint Health — Fort Dodge has started its annual Angels of Love fundraiser for the holiday season.

This is the 19th year for the fundraiser project. Each year, the Trinity Gifts shop has angel ornaments available for purchase with a $10 minimum donation. The purchase can be made in memory of or in honor of a loved one. There will be a display board in the Trinity Regional Medical Center atrium lobby where the honorees’ names will be listed alphabetically by donor’s last name.

“For 19 years, we’ve been able to specifically fundraise for one particular project that we know is a need that isn’t necessarily in the annual budget,” said Roxie Flattery, Friends of UnityPoint board president. “It’s a significant amount of money, usually it’s $10,000 or more.”

This year, the fundraising will benefit the hospital’s new partnership with the Center for Neurosciences, Orthopaedic and Spine.

In past years, the project has supported endeavors such as purchasing a bariatric bed and new wheelchairs for the hospital. The board decides the recipient of the fundraiser based on needs that come up throughout the year, said Sara Hill, a member of the board.

“We’re trying to make sure we’re touching all types of patients and all different types of patient needs,” Flattery said.

For many families, purchasing one or more of the angels has become a holiday tradition, Flattery said.

While the board orders about 1,000 angels each year and the minimum donation is $10, many donors give much more money, while some give money, but decline taking an angel.

The Friends of UnityPoint has set a goal to sell out by the end of the holiday season, Flattery said.

Original source: http://www.greaterfortdodge.com/news-and-events/p/item/20411/angels-of-love-back-at-trinity

Want to get notified whenever we write about Fort Dodge Area Chamber of Commerce ?

Sign-up Next time we write about Fort Dodge Area Chamber of Commerce, we'll email you a link to the story. You may edit your settings or unsubscribe at any time.

Organizations in this Story

Fort Dodge Area Chamber of Commerce

More News

Metro Business Network