Annual Report 2017 Annual Report - Page 18

Community All of our team members participate in at least two community events per year, contributing of their time and talents to a variety of non- profit organizations. Members participated in events such as charity 5Ks and food pantry drives as well as educational work at senior centers. 1 4 CAPTIONS 1: 2: 3: 4: 5: 6: 7: 8: 9: 15 Family Medicine residents served lunch to more than 100 community members at St. Vincent DePaul Soup Kitchen in November. 5 6 Our National Family Medicine residents in Washington D.C volunteered with So Others Might Eat (SOME), a community-based organization that exists to help the poor and homeless of our nation’s capital. An annual Turkey Drive benefited 65 patients and families of the Ryan White Infectious Disease Clinic. The team also hosts a monthly food pantry for patients. In February, employees participated in dress-down days to support the efforts of Community Intervention Center (CIC) in Scranton. Funds were raised to purchase 24 backpacks CIC distributed to members of our community. As the premier sponsor for the NEPA Rainbow Alliance’s Pride on the Mountain event for the next two years, our team members volunteered to provide general health information and help event-goers connect with appropriate primary care resources. The “Fall into Health Fair and 5K Walk/Run” was staffed by volunteers and well-received by all attendees and community partners who showcased their available services. The Wright Center Auxiliary held a Purse Bingo in May to support its Angel Fund which assists patients and community members. Throughout the year, the Auxiliary spearheads food banks, provides gas cards and leads special outreaches to make personal connections with patients and ease hardships. NAMI PA Scranton and Northeast Region hosted its annual “Evening of Hope” in November 2017. Guests learned about prevalent mental health issues in the area, as well as how to support local mental health programs, and this year, Dr. Linda Thomas-Hemak served as Honorary Chairperson of the successful event. The Auxiliary also hosted a Trunk N Treat event in the fall, providing candy for more hundreds of children in the community. 8