One Gift for Many Causes
Not long after Alice Poston started working in Quality & Risk Management at Regional One Health, one of her co-workers had a birthday.
Alice bought her a gift card. The co-worker thanked her, and then surprised her by saying, “I really appreciate this, but the fact is, I have been blessed with everything I need. Would you please give this to someone who really needs it?”
I WAS A LITTLE OFFENDED AT FIRST BUT THEN IT GOT ME THINKING. WHEN YOU GIVE A GIFT IN SOMEONE ELSE’S NAME, YOU’RE REALLY DOING TWO THINGS AT ONCE. YOU’RE GIVING TO THE PEOPLE YOU LOVE, BUT YOU’RE ALSO HELPING THOSE IN NEED. SO EVER SINCE, I’VE GIVEN REGULARLY TO REGIONAL ONE HEALTH, ALWAYS IN SOMEONE ELSE’S HONOR OR MEMORY.
Most importantly, Alice sees firsthand the great work being done at Regional One Health. “The leadership here is strongly committed to working toward excellence, to working together to meet our challenges and get better every day. I really like that philosophy. So, I know my donations are being used wisely.”
Alice stresses that her giving is rooted in her religious faith. “There’s a nondenominational chapel here where people find spiritual comfort. I like knowing I’m supporting a place that offers that.”
Alice admits that her gifts are not always large ones. “I’m not one of those people with a ton of money, but I think everyone should do what they can. If everyone did just a little bit — honored a friend or family member with a gift to Regional One Health — think how much more we’d be able to do.”
You, too, can make a donation to Regional One Health in tribute to a loved one. To make a donation, click on “Donate Now” above or mail a check payable to Regional One Health Foundation at 877 Jefferson Avenue, Memphis, TN 38103.