Giving Tuesday is a global generosity movement that began seven years ago as a way to harness the power individuals and organizations possess to transform their communities. Falling on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving, Giving Tuesday can also be a day to make a local impact after national chains and online retailers absorb a majority of holiday shopping dollars out of the local economy. Investing your time, voice, expertise or hard-earned dollars in local organizations creates a spirit of collective generosity that can unite a community made up of people with different perspectives, backgrounds, and experiences.
The DCMH Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization created to support accessible, high-quality health services, and enhance the well-being of those served by Delta County Memorial Hospital. As Delta Hospital has expanded to include specialty clinics and primary care, the DCMH Foundation has adapted as well. Grants, memorial funds, and various designated funds have allowed the DCMH Foundation to support better health opportunities through community engagement, continuing education, and facility improvements.
Through the Giving Tuesday movement, DCMH Foundation hopes to harness the caring, independent spirit of this area to support facility advancements that will benefit growing families in Delta County. Stork's Landing is Delta County's only birthing facility and often the sole Labor and Delivery Unit within an hour’s drive for many people in remote areas of Delta County. Even with a qualified and compassionate team equipped to help families make this personal, exciting, and often intimidating journey, advancements in technology can be crucial to delivering life-changing care.
This year's Giving Tuesday Initiative will support updates at the Labor and Delivery unit so growing families have access to the highest quality care and the latest technology. Donations made on the social media platform Facebook may be doubled on Giving Tuesday, granting you the power to have an even larger impact on causes that are important to you.
Whether you can contribute financially to an organization on December third or not, Giving Tuesday is an opportunity to build community unity through an act of kindness or generosity.