April 14, 2015
On April 23, the El Dorado Community Foundation will run its annual “Give
Where You Live” day. This day of giving is a special 24-hour online
and in-person giving day where Marshall staff, patients, and local residents
are encouraged to donate to their favorite charities. Sponsored and organized
by the El Dorado Community Foundation, whose website, www.eldoradocf.org,
will be the central gateway for information, the event will feature a
live “ticker” reflecting the accumulated total donations throughout
the day. Approximately 70 El Dorado County nonprofits will be participating
in the event this year.
Marshall Medical has identified three areas within the organization that
have special funding needs and we are counting on great community support.
Rally to support Marshall’s Images of Hope, Community Health Library,
and Marshall Foundation on April 23rd! These programs are excited to be
part of Give Where You Live Day. Each program has a wish list showing
what your donation can buy.
There are many ways to support healthcare through Marshall Foundation by
making a donation for programs that care for people, but they have a special
need they are reaching out for on Give Where You Live day this year: the
Healing Garden at Marshall Hospital in Placerville. Exposing patients
to nature can alleviate pain and alter moods. This is the goal for the
proposed garden, and your donation can contribute to this effort. Your
gift could help to create a water feature for tranquil sound; buy plants
and herbs; or a bench for relaxed reflection.
The Marshall Community Health Library provides patients, families, and
the community with reliable health information, free of charge. Their
library books, CDs, and DVDs are available for loan, with friendly staff
and volunteers to provide assistance. With donations from Give Where You
Live, the library can purchase resources for patients such as a DVD on
caregiving for dementia, a book on diet for diabetes, or an anatomical
model of the digestive system.
Images of Hope El Dorado strives to promote cancer awareness activities,
events and ongoing support for our local community. Creative arts therapy
allows cancer patients to express things that may be difficult to talk
about, and aid in the healing process for those whose lives have been
affected by cancer. Your Give Where You Live donation to this program
could pay for art supplies for cancer patients, a 6- week series of Gentle
Yoga or Qigong, or perhaps a blanket for a patient going through chemotherapy.
On April 23rd there will be many ways to give. Physical drop-off locations
throughout the county will be accepting checks or cash. In Cameron Park,
the Marshall Community Health Library at 3581 Palmer Dr., Bldg. 101, will
be one of the official drop-off locations for Give Where You Live donations.
In Placerville, Marshall Foundation for Community Health will be open
to receive walk-ins at 1124 Sherman St, Placerville (corner of Sherman
Mark your calendar to show your support on April 23rd!
Marshall Medical Center is an independent, nonprofit community healthcare
provider located in the heart of the Sierra Foothills. Marshall Medical
Center includes Marshall Hospital, a fully accredited acute care facility
with 113 beds in Placerville; several outpatient facilities in Cameron
Park, El Dorado Hills and Georgetown; and many community health and education
programs. Marshall has more than 200 board-certified physicians and 1,500
employees providing quality healthcare services to more than 175,000 residents
of El Dorado County.