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St. Mary’s School donates to health foundation

Donna Grainger, (right) from the East Kootenay Foundation for Health, receives a donation and a basket of goodies from St. Mary’s Catholic Independent School’s Principal, Jerelynn MacNeil. - Photo submitted
Donna Grainger, (right) from the East Kootenay Foundation for Health, receives a donation and a basket of goodies from St. Mary’s Catholic Independent School’s Principal, Jerelynn MacNeil.
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East Kootenay Foundation for Health received a basket full of smiles this past week thanks to a beautiful gift of $525 from the St Mary’s Catholic Independent School.

“Our vision is to be a flourishing Catholic school, fully integrated with the community of Cranbrook, to serve all children with excellence in Catholic education and a strong social conscience,” Jerelynn MacNeil, School Principal explains.  “Part of that integration plan is to look for alternative ways to give back to the community.  We are pleased to show our school spirit with a gift to health care for the East Kootenay Regional Hospital.”

The St Mary’s School conducts fundraisers throughout the year and most recently held a very successful Great Gatsby evening.  The $525 gift has been generously donated to East Kootenay Foundation for Health for its unrestricted general fund which allows the EKFH Board of Directors to determine the area of care the gift will support.

Donna Grainger, EKFH Executive Director, “What a beautiful lesson in how powerful the gift of giving can be.  Our foundation is extremely proud of the St Mary’s School students, staff and families for choosing to support health care in the East Kootenay.”

Presently the foundation is focusing on raising awareness and funds to support the purchase of medical equipment and patient comforts for items under $5,000.  These items normally do not have a high profile but are essential for every day medical care in acute and/or residential facilities or community health programs.

If you would like to support ongoing health care needs please consider a donation by visiting www.ekfh.ca.

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