Seven Billings-area nonprofit agencies that cater to at-risk children, runaways, families that need help with medical expenses and more received an infusion of $20,00 from St. Vincent Healthcare employees.

The money was raised through the 2015 Share Our Spirit (SOS) Associate Giving Campaign at St. Vincent Healthcare. The SOS Community and Children’s Fund benefits programs and organizations the help strengthen and support healthy families in our community.

Photo Courtesy of St. Vincent Healthcare

“At St. Vincent Healthcare, we prioritize the importance of having a caring spirit and the Share Our Spirit campaign is an extension of that core value,” said SOS Campaign Coordinator Susie Barbero in a prepared statement. “This amazing campaign brings our associates together as they live out our mission to assist the poor and vulnerable. In this case, they’re doing so by pledging financial support to those in need.”

Photo courtesy of St. Vincent Healthcare

The gift recipients are: School District 2 Angel Fund, Young Families Early Head Start, Family Promise of Yellowstone County, Billings Fire Department – special project, Ramsey Keller Memorial Fund, School District 2 Homeless Student Program, and Tumbleweed.

In addition to community and children’s services programs, funds raised the SOS Campaign also support:

  • Fellow SVH Associates during difficult times through the SOS Associate Assistance Fund.
  • Aids patients and their families with minor expenses such as minor medical equipment or prescriptions need up discharge, covers motel rooms or meals so family members can stay close to a patient to aid in healing through the Patient Compassion Fund.
  • Support SVH provide stellar Pediatric care to our youngest most vulnerable patients
  • SVH Rural clinics support organizations in their respective communities.
  • Fund non-profit organizations in our area through the United Way.

Since its inception in 1988, the Share Our Spirit Campaign has raised more nearly $5 million in the spirit of the mission of our founders, the Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth, to provide compassionate care to all, especially to those who are poor and vulnerable.