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'Care to Give': Mt. St. Mary's Hospital Foundation, DiMino's Lewiston Tops join together for special giving campaign

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Tue, Sep 15th 2020 06:35 pm

DiMino’s Lewiston Tops has partnered with Mount St. Mary’s Hospital Foundation to present a special giving campaign, “Care to Give,” which celebrates the hard work and dedication of Mount St. Mary’s nurses and doctors. The campaign kicks off Sept. 21 and runs through the end of the month.

A press release said, “2020 has been anything but normal, and to most, extremely challenging. From health care, to education, to business and family dynamics, the community has felt various effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.

“One of the strongest ways many have been supported throughout the pandemic is through receiving health care. The special work of nurses and doctors has been vital for the overall success and recovery of so many in the greater Niagara Region.”

Foundation Executive Director Julie Berrigan said, “During this time, the Mount St. Mary’s Hospital Foundation would normally be preparing for our 21st annual ‘Good Works Gala,’ which, held each September, raises substantial funds for important projects and much-needed equipment at the hospital. Since we are unable to host our signature fundraiser in 2020, we are excited to launch a new giving platform – ‘Care to Give’ – which will be held in place of our ‘Good Works Gala.’

Not unlike other industries, health care has been impacted financially. At Mount St. Mary’s, the costs incurred with the need for increased health care and staff; purchase of personal protective equipment and screening materials; increased technology to assist with virtual medical visits; decrease in surgical procedures and diagnostic imaging; and the decrease in fundraising initiatives and events has affected the “general” needs of the hospital.

“We are greatful to Anthony DiMino, president, DiMino’s Lewiston Tops, for stepping forward to lead the campaign and asking his fellow business community and friends to join him,” Berrigan said.

The “Care to Give” campaign is a community effort and all are invited to participate. Businesses can offer a percentage of sales for a day or days during the campaign, ask customers to “round up” their change, or simply put a donation box in their establishment.

The press release added, “We invite our friends to make a gift online at the address below, or send a check to: Mount St. Mary’s Hospital Foundation, 5300 Military Road, Lewiston, NY 14092.

For more information, contact Christine S. O’Hara, MS, development specialist at [email protected]; or make a gift online at www.chsbuffalo.org/foundations/mount-st-marys-hospital.

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