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Greater Giving

CHCS associates care deeply for our patients and the communities we serve. Our team is skilled, compassionate, and dedicated. We are also generous, and we are known for going the extra mile for our patients. 

The Greater Giving program is flexible and offers associates an opportunity to give back to CHCS.  

 

Several funds are available!  

  • CHCS Williamson Endowment: This fund is like an invested savings account for the future of our local healthcare. An endowment is a permanent fund that will always be here, no matter what. The CHCS Board of Directors is responsible for determining how to spend the earnings from the fund. Associates may contribute through cash, pledges, and planned gifts. The Donor Wall at our hospital in Onaga depicts donors who give or pledge at least $5,000. Donate through the Caring Community Foundation
  • Wish List: CHCS departments, long-term care, and clinics may apply for small grants from the Greater Giving Wish List fund to meet program or patient needs that emerge after budgets are established or for needs that budgets have not been able to accommodate. In 2019, the Wish List funded a pediatric vein finder for St. Marys Acute, a rocking chair for use in Onaga Surgery for parents to use when holding children waking up from anesthesia or for dads to rock newborns while moms are recovering from a C-Section, new furniture for the Centralia Clinic waiting room, and a picnic table for staff and visitors to use in Onaga. Donate by contacting Human Resources to set up a one-time or repeated payroll deduction. Cash or checks are also accepted. Find the Wish List application and guidelines on Power DMS.
  • Comfort Closet: This small program with a big heart makes a positive, personal difference for our patients with unmet needs. Past purchases have included a swimsuit for a patient who needed it for therapy and a pair of diabetic shoes for another patient who lacked resources to purchase them. Maximum gift value is suggested at $100. Donate by contacting Human Resources to set up a one-time or repeated payroll deduction. Cash or checks are also accepted. Find the Comfort Closet application on Power DMS.
  • CHCS Scholarship: This fund was established by memorials from the Chandler Rowe and Hal Falkenstein families. In 2019, it offered $500 scholarships to two graduating high school seniors from high schools in CHCS clinic communities. Future goals are to offer larger scholarships to graduating seniors. Donate through the Caring Community Foundation or inquire with Human Resources to set up a one-time or repeated payroll deduction. Cash or checks are also accepted. 

Club 26

Associates who donate at least one hour of their salary for each of the 26 pay periods in a year become members of Club 26. These generous individuals are recognized in a variety of fun and meaningful ways. Associates join Club 26 by donating to the above funds by donating PTO during Open Enrollment, enrolling in payroll deduct anytime, pledging a gift, making planned gifts, or by contributing by cash or check. Contact Human Resources to enroll in Club 26.

Contact 

Community HealthCare System 


CHCS Director of Philanthropy 

Susie Kufahl, 785-380-9014 or [email protected]

Human Resources

Extension 5026 or 5030