Not only do we strive to provide excellent care to our patients, we also try to give back and be good stewards in the communities we serve. In addition to the fun activities planned by our Ridgelake facility for Hospital Week, the team also hosted a basket raffle to raise money for All Faiths Food Bank in Sarasota.
“Every year during Hospital Week we choose a local charity to support with our basket raffle,” says Kim Link, HR Manager. “Each basket is unique in theme, such as Day at the Beach or Coffee Break.”
Helping to lead the initiative is Terri Quattlander, Admission Representative. “Terri does an amazing job getting all our associates and visitors involved while selling tickets and exceeds her fundraising goal each year,” adds Link.
New this year was a donation match made by leadership, giving the team even more motivation to raise money for the organization. All in all, the team raised approximately $3,100 for the local food bank, which will be used to support Campaign Against Summer Hunger.
“Ridgelake is part of the community and we want to support as many local charities as possible,” says Link.