Pottstown Hospital employees donate more than $20K in 2018
Donations were made to charities that serve children and families
POTTSTOWN >> More than $20,000 was donated to area charities in 2018 by employees at Pottstown Hospital — Tower Health.
A portion of the donations were made through “Casual for a Cause,” a weekly dress-down day spearheaded by the Celebrate and Recognize Employees’ Work committee (CREW) at Pottstown Hospital.
The Celebrate and Recognize Employees’ Work committee was established in 2013 as a way to engage employees in efforts to give back to the community. Each week, employees pay $3 for a “Casual for a Cause” sticker that allows them wear jeans and Pottstown Hospital spirit wear on Fridays. At the end of the month, the total collected that month is calculated and a check is sent to the designated charity on behalf of the hospital employees.
“I am continually amazed by the generosity of Pottstown Hospital’s employees,” Rich Newell, Pottstown Hospital president and CEO, said in a press release. “Whether it is supporting ‘Casual for a Cause,’ volunteering in the Pottstown community, serving on boards of local organizations and collecting shoes for “In Ian’s Boots,” among many other service opportunities, Pottstown Hospital’s employees are engaged in the community and enjoy helping to make a difference.”
Organizations supported in 2018, according to the release, include the Pottstown Library, TriCounty Active Adult Center, Foundation for Pottstown Education, Amazing Raise and Boyertown Multi-Service. Health-related organizations supported by Pottstown Hospital — Tower Health “Casual for a Cause” include The American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women, Gift of Life, National Stroke Association and The American Cancer Society’s Real
Men Wear Pink. According to the release,
$12,000 was raised by employees through hospital employees’ participation in TriCounty Network’s Amazing Raise — a giving challenge designed to, “help raise needed funds, shining a spotlight
on the work of non-profits in the Tri-County Area (Montgomery County, Eastern Berks County, Northern Chester County).”
For more information about Pottstown Hospital
— Tower Health, visit www. towerhealth.org.
Employees at Pottstown Hospital — Tower Health, donated more than $20,000 in 2018 to charities that serve children and families.