‘Make the Season Bright’ fundraiser accepting donations | New

Med Center Health’s annual Make the Season Bright fundraiser will once again commemorate loved ones and frontline heroes by hanging Christmas lights in their memory.

The tradition has been celebrated by Med Center Health for over 25 years. All proceeds from this year’s fundraiser will go to benefit the Hospitality House, which is adjacent to Bowling Green Medical Center.

Amy Hardin, executive director of the Med Center Health Foundation, said fundraising was “extremely important” in raising money for the program.

“We are really excited to be able to continue this tradition this year,” said Hardin. “It’s a simple and heartfelt way for people to reserve a tree light in honor and memory of someone special. One of the main initiatives of the Med Center Health Foundation is to raise funds for the House of Hospitality. If we can provide this free location on site, it provides an additional layer of comfort. It really changes lives. “

Individuals can currently “buy” a Christmas light through fundraising.

Lights are available in the $ 25, $ 50, or $ 100 levels. New this year is a $ 10 donation, which adds a light in honor of frontline healthcare workers.

A special sprig of green lights will be placed on the tree this year in honor of Med Center Health employees.

Like last year, the annual tree lighting in front of the medical center at the main entrance to Bowling Green will be streamed online on Facebook.

“As the leader in healthcare in south-central Kentucky, we will be remaking this program virtually this year,” Hardin said.

Another new feature in this year’s fundraiser is the “Store it Down” component.

From November 29 to December 10, Med Center Health is asking the public to drop off one of the following items to help keep the foster home properly stocked: Soap, Shower Gel, Shampoo / Conditioner, Lotion, Shaving Cream, toothbrushes and non-perishable products. pantry items.

Donations can be dropped off at the Hospitality House at 501 High St. and Commonwealth Health Corp. at 800 Park St.

“When someone comes to the Hospitality House, it’s because they have a family member in the hospital,” Hardin said. “We try to make this process as transparent as possible for our customers. Sometimes they haven’t packed to get through the night, so we ask our friends in the community to help us stock up on the downstairs.

“We also have a full kitchen at home and we also try to keep it fully stocked,” Hardin said. “Some people don’t want to leave campus. We ask anyone to donate these items, and it will make a huge difference in the lives of those who stay at the Hospitality House.

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