November 22, 2016

CRAIG, CO (November 22, 2016) ¬ The Memorial Hospital at Craig donated $3,342.75 to the Moffat County Inter-Faith Food Bank in support of the Food Bank’s mission to provide Christmas food baskets to community members in need. “We are so grateful for this donation,” said Bonnie Hampton, treasurer of the Inter-Faith Food Bank. “I already have 140 requests for baskets, and I’m expecting we’ll get 10 to 20 more before the holiday,” she said.

Each year the Inter-Faith Food Bank prepares Christmas baskets to be donated to community members. The baskets contain the fixings for a traditional Christmas meal. “We are pleased to be able to donate to an organization whose mission like ours is to serve the community,” said Andy Daniels, CEO of The Memorial Hospital.

The Memorial Hospital chose the Inter-Faith Food Bank as the charity they wanted to raise funds for during the week of November 13th. It was during this week that employees took the “Pickle Challenge for Charity,” a challenge to raise awareness around creating a culture of ownership.

During the week of the “Pickle Challenge for Charity” employees fined themselves or each other one (1) quarter for every time they caught themselves or their co-workers whining or complaining in the workplace. This simple act mobilized and empowered employees to actively address disengagement and toxic emotional negativity in the workplace.

The employees had a goal to raise $1,000 in one week. If the goal was achieved, the $1,000 would be matched by Joe Tye, author and CEO of Values Coach. An anonymous community member learned of this challenge and also pledged a $1,000 match.