Instead of mailing Christmas cards to friends and relatives, area residents may choose to donate the money they would have spent on cards and postage to “Caring at Christmas,” an annual program to raise money for charity. This is the 19th year for Caring at Christmas and Wilson Hospice has once again been chosen to receive the donations.
“We are so honored to once again be the recipient of this year’s Caring at Christmas donation,” said JoAnn Scott, director of Wilson Hospice. “Wilson Hospice is a not-for-profit organization and with community support, we are able to help cover some of the costs for those patients with no means to pay or services and medications not covered by hospice patients’ insurance.”
Recently, the Caring at Christmas group visited with Wilson Hospice patient, Rosella “Sal” Wagner of Minster. Wagner, along with her husband, the late Joe Wagner, owned/operated a very popular restaurant/summer resort located on Lake Loramie known as, Slippery Sal’s. She shared many stories with the group.
“After spending time with Sal and knowing that our cause aides in the care provided to this amazing woman is really what the Caring at Christmas program is all about,” said Sara Barhorst. “Over the years, we’ve been able to meet and help so many wonderful hospice patients and we can’t thank the community enough for their continual support.”
The Caring at Christmas committee is made up of local Shelby County residents, Sara Barhorst, Vicki Edwards and Holly Urbanc.
Anyone who would like to donate to Caring at Christmas may do so by mailing their donation to: Caring at Christmas, 696 Westover Drive, Sidney, OH, 45365. Donations may also be made at any Chase Bank branch in Sidney. Please make all checks payable to Wilson Hospice for tax purposes.
Shortly before Christmas, a “Christmas Greeting,” listing the names of all donors to this fund, will appear in the Sidney Daily News. In order to be included in this year’s greeting your donation must be received by December 10.
Everyone is invited to join this circle of caring. For more information about donating to Wilson Memorial Hospital, call the Wilson Foundation at 498-5575. For information about Wilson Hospice, call 498-9335.