The Friday Five – ‘Tis the Season of Giving
‘Tis the season to be jolly, fa la la la la… and an excellent way to get that jolly feeling is to make a donation to a worthy cause. This week’s Friday Five does the leg work for you and rounds up a handful of some causes and organizations whose missions are focused around health IT and/or healthcare.
3rd Annual #HealthITChicks Holiday Giving Campaign
For the third consecutive year, the #healthITchicks are raising money for a good cause. This year, #healthITchicks are partnering with international relief organization Samaritan’s Purse to help fund women’s initiatives that focus on “working to protect, educate, and empower women through programs like abuse prevention, safe migration and trafficking awareness, maternal health initiatives, vocational training, and family counseling.” Consider making a tax-deductible contribution to Samaritan’s Purse women’s programs via the 3rd Annual #HealthITChicks Holiday Giving Campaign, which runs from #GivingTuesday through December 31.
Girls Who Code End of the Year Campaign
Girls Who Code (@GirlsWhoCode) was founded five years ago with the belief that computing skills are a critical path to security and prosperity in today’s job market. What began with 20 girls in the heart of New York City, Girls Who Code will reach 40,000 girls in all 50 U.S. states by the end of this year. The mission of Girls Who Code is simple: to close the gender gap in technology. Support the movement and donate to the GWC end of the year campaign or give the gift of coding to a girl in your life with the New York Times bestselling Girls Who Code book series.
OP Office Practicum
OP (@OfficePracticum) is a provider of pediatric-specific EHR technology and practice solutions, built by pediatricians, for pediatricians. Their integrated practice solutions have been perfected over the years based on input from key pediatric thought leaders, resulting in an industry-leading EHR that thinks like a pediatrician. During the holiday season, schedule and attend a personalized, online demo, OP will donate $50 to a children’s charity of choice, in your name.
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is certainly a worthy organization to support at the holidays and throughout the year. “The mission of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is to advance cures, and means of prevention, for pediatric catastrophic diseases through research and treatment. Consistent with the vision of our founder Danny Thomas, no child is denied treatment based on race, religion or a family’s ability to pay.” To support St. Jude’s this holiday season make a donation online or simply purchase items from specific companies who have teamed up with the hospital in support of its mission. One such company, Domino’s, will put dinner on the table for you while donating a portion of your payment to St. Jude’s. To date Domino’s has raised 75% of their 7.5 million dollar goal of their 2017 St. Jude Thanks and Giving Campaign.
RNRN Disaster Relief Fund
RNRN was organized in 2005 when hurricanes Katrina and Rita devastated the Gulf Coast. RNRN is a project of the NNU and the California Nurses Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit. A national network of direct-care RNs powered by National Nurses United that coordinates sending volunteer RNs to disaster-stricken areas where and when they are needed. RNRN was on the scene in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria destroyed the island and the organization continues its work there while also advocating for the residents and the ongoing desperation of their situation. This holiday season consider making a donation to this worthy organization that provides help to those in their time of need.