The toiletry items are bundled into packages of shampoo, condition, soap, lotion and other basic hygiene necessities and are known as “dignity kits,” for the simple act of hygiene helps bring restoration to a person’s dignity.
This year, Emory Saint Joseph’s efforts were multiplied as employees across all of Emory Healthcare rallied to gather donations.
Together, they surpassed the goal of collecting and assembling 5,000 toiletry kits.
- Emory Saint Joseph’s Hospital raised $2,242.10 and $7,500 worth of toiletry items, totaling 3,247 kits.
- In the first year of Emory Healthcare system-wide participation, we collected an additional $8,000 worth of toiletry items totaling 2,667 kits.
In total, some 5,914 toiletry kits have been donated to Mercy Care Services this year!
Denise Garlow of Mercy Care said, “Mercy Care staff would like to send a big thank to Emory Healthcare staff for their generous Mercy Day donations. Wow! The spirit of merciful giving is flowing through Emory Healthcare. We are grateful.”