Nurses House Launches “DOLPHINS FOR NURSES” Campaign for Nurses Week 2012
From April 12 -May 12, 2012 staff at major hospitals throughout the Northeast will have paper dolphins available for a donation of $5 and blue dolphins $1. Dolphins will be displayed in a designated area of each hospital during Nurses Week, May 6-12, as a way for nurses to show support for their colleagues facing dire circumstances.
About Nurses House:
Nurses House is a nurse-managed, non-profit organization dedicated to helping registered nurses in need. Our history begins in 1922, when Nurses House began to offer nurses a place to rest and recuperate at a Long Island, NY beachfront mansion, donated by Emily Bourne. As times and needs changed, the property was eventually sold and Nurses House became a national service program. Click here to read more about our history and see memorable photographs of the original Nurses House.
Nurses House is directed by a volunteer board of directors and an executive director. Our mission is to provide short-term financial assistance to nurses in need as a result of illness, injury, or disability. And while it is often difficult for nurses to ask for help in their hour of need, they who live their lives giving “little unremembered acts of kindness and love” deserve extra special care. At Nurses House, we remember… and we’re here to help.
The nurses we serve, known as guests, are a very diverse group, ranging in age from their 20s to 80s. Diagnoses also vary from cancer and depression, to spinal fusion and multiple sclerosis. While some Nurses House guests face short term illness or injury, others are permanently disabled. Many nurses need funds to help pay for such basics as food, a car payment, or health insurance. Some face imminent eviction. Click here to read stories about some of the nurses who have received assistance.
Nurses House has helped thousands of nurses in all 50 states to regain health and productivity. Over the past three years, we’ve helped nearly 300 nurses, with grants totaling almost $300,000. That’s an admirable record, but the truth is, we can’t keep pace with the ever-increasing demand. In fact, with current levels of charitable giving, we can only assist about half of those seeking our help. While many nurses face truly dire circumstances, there are simply not enough funds in reserve to help them all.
Help us care for nurses in need!
Nurses House depends on contributions and bequests from nurses and friends nationwide. There are many ways to support the work of Nurses House: donate in memory of a loved one, honor a co-worker, or sponsor a fund-raising event. Click here to read some recent fund-raising ideas, or here to make a personal contribution. Nurses House also accepts monthly pledges by credit card deduction. With your help, Nurses House will continue to do more than “remember” lifetimes filled with kind and loving acts; with your help, we’ll be here to say, “Thank you.”