Jeans for Charity
contributed….Just about everyone looks forward to Fridays, but employees at Tomah Memorial Hospital are especially happy for the last Friday of each month…as are two local organizations that help animals and the hungry. Hospital staff can wear jeans to work the last Friday in exchange for a monetary donation which is split between two local not-for profit organizations. This past year, the fundraising effort – -known as “Jeans for Charity” – -resulted in six hundred eighty-two dollar and fifty cent donations to the Chasing Daylight Animal Shelter –located near Tomah, and to Tomah’s Neighbor For Neighbor Food Pantry. Chasing Daylight treasurer Sharel Martin says the hospital’s program helps both groups enhance a unique partnership. She said, “actually this last year the shelter has partnered with the food pantry so the folks that need assistance with food from their perspective, they get a voucher at the food pantry and then can bring it to Chasing Daylight Animal Shelter and get a weeks supply of either dog and/or cat food if needed.” Hospital employees vote at the beginning of the year for the not-for profit groups to receive the funds. Tomah Memorial has conducted its Jeans for Charity program the last seven years.
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