Our Social Services Department is responsible for planning and organizing charitable campaigns for staff to donate to throughout the year including the Summer and Christmas Community Services Projects. This provides hospital staff with an opportunity to give back to the community we serve.
In the past some of these events included:
- Summer Food Service Program
- Hygiene product drive for school aged children in need
- Diaper/baby wipes drive for infants in need
- Canned Food Drives
- Adopting all foster children placed in Linn County For Christmas
- Lions Club recycled eye glass program
- Donations to various local charitable organizations throughout Linn County
Community Health Fair
Each year Pershing Health System sponsors one community service project to support local community based organizations and the citizens they serve. In 2019, Pershing Health System partnered with the Linn County Food Pantry. Our staff at Pershing Health System was able to donate 470 pounds of nonperishable food items, proving they are some of the most amazing and generous people, who are always willing to step up and help vulnerable populations in our Linn County community. Pershing Health System has been committed to addressing the needs of our community that go beyond healthcare to address the issues that impact the families we serve.
Summer Food Service
Adopt A Kid
At Christmas, Pershing Health System places a tree in the PHS lobby with gingerbread ornaments that represent children that are in foster care in the 9th circuit children’s division. Individuals are encouraged to simply grab an ornament and fill as many items on the need list as possible. Gifts are collected and distributed to the children.