HGB employees donate their Christmas gift to food basket program

Many Hayes Green Beach Memorial Hospital employees donated their annual Christmas gift to the Charlotte Chamber of Commerce’s Holiday Food Basket Project contributing $1,200 toward providing food for area families in need. 

"Because of the generosity of the Hayes Green Beach employees, we were able to purchase food for almost 600 families," said Ann Garvey, Charlotte Chamber of Commerce executive director and chair of the Charlotte Holiday Food Basket Project.

Each year HGB employees receive a certificate to the Charlotte IGA for a holiday ham, turkey or fruit basket, or to receive AL!VE Bucks to be used at AL!VE: Your Community Well-Being Place. They have the option to return the certificate to Human Resources as a donation to the holiday food basket program. HGB then matches each employee’s contribution. 

"This has become an annual tradition of generosity for many of our employees. They like knowing their gift can help local families, who might be struggling this holiday season, enjoy a special meal," said Jennifer Bucienski, HGB vice president of human resources. "We have a big-hearted team and this is just one of the many ways they give back to the community each year."

HGB has supported the Chamber’s Holiday Food Basket Project for five years. Donations have totaled more than $7,400. 

The check, presented Wednesday, Dec. 19, to the Chamber, was made to the Charlotte IGA.

"By providing credit at the Charlotte IGA it’s a double-win," said Garvey. "We buy locally and get discounted prices on the items we need to give families."

Hayes Green Beach Memorial Hospital has been the community’s choice for health care for nearly 80 years. HGB is committed to working together in health to provide quality care and enhance the vitality of the community.