January 19, 2018
Denim Earns Dollars at WNH
Employees at William Newton Hospital have donated a total of $3,384 in 2017 to non-profit organizations through the Donors in Denim program.
The third Friday of each month is designated ‘Jean Friday’ at William Newton Hospital. Hospital employees are encouraged to wear jeans for the day in exchange for a minimum contribution of five dollars to the selected organization.
“Making an exception to our dress code once a month rewards employees for supporting our community,” said Director of Marketing & Business Development Sarah Bryant. “They feel good in jeans and feel good about giving back. It’s a win-win.”
The 2017 total represents a $404 increase over last year’s contributions.
“This year, WNH expanded our Donors in Denim program to include clinical staff if they choose,” Bryant said.
Each year, the Donors in Denim committee conducts an online survey of hospital employees to select the philanthropies.
Organizations benefiting from employee donations in 2017 were: WNH Healthcare Foundation, Big Brothers/Big Sisters Cowley County, Cowley County Dragons, WNH Employee Association, Relay for Life/American Cancer Society, WNH Employee Disaster Relief Fund, H.L. Snyder Medical Foundation, Winfield Area Food Pantry, CASA of Cowley County, Susan G Komen Foundation, Eagles Nest, and Isle of Lights.
Business office employees proudly wear jeans in support of William Newton Hospital’s Donors in Denim program. From left: Megan Smith, Taylor Stonerock, Yvonne Stone, Jennifer Casebolt, Jenny Hottinger, Melissa Berry, and Robin Bird.