Counting Holiday Blessings
Thanks to the generous
spirit of employees, Sutter Health’s Holiday Adopt-a-Family program is making the
difference in the lives of families across the region. Let’s count all the ways in
• 250+ families will receive gifts this year, bringing the total to more than 2,500 Sacramento area and Central Valley families adopted in the past decade.
• Sutter Health collaborated
with 10 not-for-profit community agencies that identified families
o the Child Abuse Prevention Council in Sacramento County
o the Fighting Back Partnership in Solano County
o Hands of Hope in Yuba and Sutter counties
o Haven Women’s Center of Stanislaus
o KidsFirst and Lincoln Lighthouse in Placer County
o Nexus Youth and Family Services in Amador County
o Women’s Center Youth and Family Services in San Joaquin County
o the Valley Crisis Center in Merced County
o Yolo County Children’s Alliance
• At 12 drop-off locations across the Sutter Health network, employees donated new gifts that range from clothes and shoes to toys and books—based on lists put together by the families.
• Countless smiles from those involved, spreading holiday joy and goodwill to all!
• As a not-for-profit organization, Sutter Health believes in giving back. Sutter Health’s total community benefit investment in 2018 was $734 million. These funds supported traditional charity care, unreimbursed Medi-Cal costs, health education as well as community clinics.
Photo: Numerous Sutter staff and community partners, including Sutter Center for Psychiatry’s Jenna Newman and Rebecca Monroe, foreground, supported the 2019 Holiday Adopt-a-Family program.