We are seeking your help to leverage our fundraising efforts for the 6th annual Raise the Region giving event hosted by the First Community Foundation Partnership next week. The 30-hour event begins at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, March 14 and runs through Thursday, March 15th at midnight. Several sponsors have contributed matching/stretch funds and prizes that the 314 non-profit participants will be eligible to compete to win.
This year River Valley Health and Dental will set aside the funds raised by us during the 2018 Raise the Region effort to directly assist our patients with children that have unmet medical and dental need. This financial assistance will be offered on a case by case basis, as funds are available in this fund to be established by these donations. This effort would provide support for out of pocket expenses typically suffered by underinsured or uninsured families needing dental or medical services. The fund could also be tapped to deal with necessary and related expenses for essential support, including items of food, shelter, clothing or other items to support families who are dealing with critical health needs. This fund will be called The HOPE Fund – Help Our Peds Excel.
We would ask you to consider making a donation and/or to encourage friends, family and others to donate via the online Raise the Region effort.
Donors can visit our Raise the Region page – and make a donation on Wednesday, March 14 beginning at 6 p.m. through Thursday, March 15 (11:59 p.m) – here: https://raisetheregion.org/designee/river-valley-health-and-dental-center
Below are some of the prizes that we are hoping our donors will help us to obtain (a complete list can be found at https://raisetheregion.org/prizes):
UPMC Susquehanna’s Minute Match – On March 14th at 7:16 pm, gifts of $50 will be matched dollar for dollar for one minute or until the total match funds of $1,000 has been allocated.
Minute Match, presented by Larson Design Group, UPMC Health Plan, M&T Bank, UPMC Susquehanna, Subaru and Toyota. At 7:16 PM on March 15th gifts of $100 will be matched dollar for dollar for one minute or until the total match funds of $6,000 has been allocated.
If you have any questions or need help with submitting your donation, please feel free to reach out to us.