Volunteers Give $1.5 Million to JoeAnna's House

It’s one of the largest cash gifts for JoeAnna’s House and it comes courtesy of over 400+ auxiliary members and volunteers to the KGH Foundation. The hospital’s four volunteer-run businesses have announced a $1.5 million donation, which comes in advance of the home’s opening later this year.

Back in 2017, the KGH Foundation-operated businesses pledged to raise $1.5 million for JoeAnna’s House. The Perking Lot, Royal Bistro, Centennial Mercantile and Rutland Thrift Store have achieved that goal! Hundreds of volunteers donate their time so that 100% of the proceeds from every cup of coffee, bakery item, bistro item, gift or thrift find can be given back.

“What an accomplishment,” expresses Nancy Wells, Director of Business Enterprises at the KGH Foundation. “Our volunteers come from all walks of life - from university students to empty nesters to retirees - everyone has given the gift of time and we couldn’t do this without you!” To her fleet of 400+ volunteers, she simply states: “You should all be very proud.”

Wells oversees operations at the four volunteer venues, three of which are located within KGH and one in Rutland.

“Every four-hour volunteer shift represents a position we don’t have to pay a wage for, which cuts our overhead and increases our fundraising potential. And for our money-making ventures in the hospital and Rutland, it just means more opportunities to fund equipment and patient-care innovations not currently covered through our taxes.”

What an amazing commitment and accomplishment for the volunteers. THANK YOU.

A handful of volunteers, representing a force over 400 people strong, visited JoeAnna's House to announce they've completed their commitment to raise $1.5 million