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Message from the Foundation President

Do you know about Giving Tuesday? Now in its fourth year, Giving Tuesday is a global day of giving fueled by the power of social media and collaboration. Observed on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving and the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday, Giving Tuesday kicks off the charitable season, when many focus on their holiday and end-of-year giving. Since its inaugural year in 2012, Giving Tuesday has become a movement that celebrates and supports giving and philanthropy. We are participating in Giving Tuesday for the first time in 2015.

For the Foundation, Giving Tuesday in 2015 represents the final end-of-year push to raise funds to support our local hospital. This year, we are focusing on raising funds for an infant warmer. Slightly fewer than 12% of all babies are premature. Other babies are sometimes full term, but have low body weights. Because of their smaller size, these babies may have trouble maintaining their body temperature. An infant warmer may make the difference between a baby who struggles and a baby who thrives.

Our fundraising goal this holiday season is $38,746 to purchase the infant warmers for the Maternity Department at the Hospital. Please consider helping us with this important Fund-A-Project! Click on "How to Donate" above and follow the prompts for an online donation, or for mailing a check.

Note: We will be closing the office on Thursday and Friday through November 30 as our staff take some time off after the hard work of producing Winesong.

-Susan Warner
Mendocino Coast Hospital Foundation

Welcome to the Mendocino Coast Hospital Foundation. We regard our community as the most important resource for the continued growth, stability and progress of Mendocino Coast Hospital. The Hospital Foundation raises funds for patient services and the replacement and purchase of equipment essential to the provision of up-to-date healthcare. We recognize the true importance of community members working together.

Mendocino Coast Hospital is here for all of us, providing quality care close to home, where and when we need it most! Philanthropy is critical to the programs and services provided by Mendocino Coast Hospital. So we hope you will consider joining us in our efforts to sustain and improve this vital community healthcare resource.

Our Mission
To engage in fundraising and community involvement to promote and support quality healthcare services in the area covered by the Mendocino Coast Health Care District.

About the Mendocino Coast Hospital Foundation
The Mendocino Coast Hospital Foundation is a non-profit organization located in Fort Bragg, California. We are a stand-alone 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization dedicated to provide healthcare support by funding essential equipment, capital projects and core services for the Mendocino Coast Healthcare District, which includes the Mendocino Coast District Hospital.

The Foundation is the vehicle through which the community invests its money in the Mendocino Coast Healthcare District and has the responsibility to take care of the community's investments to support the existence of a Hospital and healthcare services that meet the community's needs. The Foundation accomplishes this by raising money to fund specific projects for the Healthcare District.

A tax-deductible gift to the Foundation is an investment in the health of our community. You can feel secure in knowing that contributions to the Foundation are held in secure investment accounts in conformance with a Board-adopted Investment Policy. Contributions are disbured to our Hospital under strict guidelines and in accordance with donor intentions.