Advocate South Suburban Hospital donates half a ton of food, 200 toys to help local families during Holidays
DEC. 21, 2012 - Advocate South Suburban Hospital recently donated more than 1,000 pounds of nonperishable food items and nearly 200 toys to LBD Enterprises/South Suburban Toys for Kids, a Hazel Crest, Ill. organization committed to fostering growth and independence in families in the south suburbs of Chicago.
Hospital associates, physicians and volunteers pitched in to help the local nonprofit fulfill thousands of requests from southland families, churches, social services and day care centers in Advocate South Suburban Hospital’s service area. Without donations like the one from the hospital, also located in Hazel Crest, many of the area’s neediest children may be hungry and empty-handed at Christmastime.
“Our hospital family eagerly took up the challenge to support a local organization committed to helping local children and families during holiday season,” said Rev. Larry Jackson, vice president of mission and spiritual care at the hospital, “Our physicians, associates and volunteers know the positive impact of generous giving at this celebratory time of the year.”
Last year, Advocate Health Care, they parent system of Advocate South Suburban Hospital, provided more than $571 million in charitable care and services to its communities. Advocate provided $95.3 million in free and discounted charity care for the uninsured and underinsured, and supplied more than $295 million in care without full reimbursement from Medicare, Medicaid or other government-sponsored programs.