November 19, 2012
New Bern, NC – Each year the employees of
CarolinaEast Health System participate in an organization-wide effort to raise
money for the CarolinaEast Foundation and the local health care initiatives the
Foundation supports in Craven, Carteret, Jones, Onslow and Pamlico counties. This
year’s Employee Campaign, which had a Dr. Seuss-inspired “Oh, the Places We’ll
Go!” theme, took place September 17th – 28th, 2012.
have always been strong supporters of the Foundation’s goals and the success of
the 2012 fundraising effort proved that their commitment is unchanged. Over 48% percent of
CarolinaEast’s 2100 employees contributed to the two-week campaign.
Donations could be made in various forms (paid time off hours, payroll deduction
or direct donation.)
Pledges shared during
this year’s campaign topped all previous efforts totaling $241,372.00.
These gifts are made to
further the mission of the CarolinaEast Foundation - identifying unmet health care
needs in Craven, Jones and Pamlico Counties and providing financial resources
to help meet those needs. “Once again we were blown away by CarolinaEast
employees’ commitment to our mission and their unbelievable generosity. Knowing
that 100% of their gift, no matter the amount, stays right here in our
community and that each dollar truly makes a difference is why employees
continue to give and why our success continues to grow each year,” said Jill
Thompson, Executive Director of the CarolinaEast Foundation.
Each year, the Employee Campaign is
spearheaded by an all-volunteer group of about 100 CarolinaEast staff members
from across the organization. These volunteers seek gifts from peers and
co-workers in addition to organizing all aspects of the campaign which includes
a “main event” for participating employees on September 24. Local businesses
and community sponsors donated incentive prizes for the event. Employees could
be eligible to win those prizes for various levels of contribution to the
campaign. The day-long event included a Seuss-themed obstacle course, costume contest,
carnival games, raffles and other ways for staff members to have a little fun
while supporting the Foundation.
Past campaigns have had
huge impacts on the health of Coastal Carolina. For example, in 2011 the
CarolinaEast Foundation Employee Campaign raised roughly $182,000. 00. Since
then, those funds have been used to help local groups such as MERCI Clinic,
Twin Rivers YMCA, Phoenix House, Promise Place, and the Craven County Health
Department Foundation as well as funding individual patient assistance with
prescriptions, transportation to and from treatments or appointments, hearing
aids, mammograms and a broad range of other medical expenses.
more information about the CarolinaEast Foundation and how to support, call
252-633-8247 or visit www. Carolinaeastfoundation.com.