We are honored and blessed that Trinity Health Foundation is a vehicle donors use to make a difference in the lives of others. The generous gifts made to Trinity Health Foundation provide financial assistance and programs for patients, equipment and facility upgrades, as well as continuing education and training to improve patient care and safety.
The amounts listed by each item in this gifting guide are suggestions. Donations of any amount are welcome toward these current initiatives.
When children come into a healthcare setting, they may be anxious, nervous, or scared. Trinity Health Foundation partners with more than 18 departments within Trinity Health to provide stuffed animals to children. These stuffed animals offer comfort and joy to our youngest patients. Trinity Health Foundation provides more than 2,700 stuffed animals to children each year. Each gift of $10 provides a stuffed animal to one of the youngest patients served.
The Trinity CancerCare Cottages was made possible through the generosity of a North Dakotan family whose wife and mother lost a 4-year battle to cancer. The Cottage offers a welcoming and caring place for out-of-town cancer patients and their caregivers to stay while receiving treatment at the CancerCare Center. On average, 20 families use the cottage per year and stay in this home away from home for 4-6 weeks at a time. Each gift of $35 provides one week’s stay for a cancer patient who is currently going through treatment.
Horn of Plenty Turkey Drive
In our partnership with KHRT and the Horn of Plenty, Trinity Health Foundation raises funds to provide a turkey, as well as perishable and non-perishable food, to families in need each Christmas. The goal is to provide a week’s worth of food to each family. Typically, more than 300 families receive gift baskets through the Horn of Plenty. Each gift of $15 will purchase a turkey for a family, and each gift of $45 will provide an entire box of food.
CancerCare Patient Assistance
This fund provides direct financial support to those battling cancer. The CancerCare Patient Assistance Fund also assists patients with in-kind gifts such as gas cards, wigs and compression garments, as well as therapeutic programs such as yoga, art and writing. In the past three years, more than $500,000 has been expended from this fund to impact patients. Each gift of $50 assists individuals battling cancer.
Made possible by the generosity of a caring Minot family, this facility provides families a place where they can rest and relax in peace, knowing that their hospitalized loved ones are only a few steps away. Approximately 750 visitors per year stay in this facility. Each gift of $90 provides a 3-night stay for a family member visiting a loved one.
Nursing Scholarship Endowment
By 2024, the US will face a shortage of 1,000,000 nurses! That shortage could have a devastating effect on healthcare. Trinity Health Foundation is building a vibrant and talented pool of nurses. In the past five years we have awarded $183,300 in scholarship funds to 54 nursing students. Through your gift, students receive financial help to pursue their dream of becoming a nurse. By helping these future nurses obtain their education, your gift will impact the lives of patients daily and improve the health and wellness of our region. Each gift of $100 will help provide scholarships to deserving students. Thanks to a matching gift, all donations up to $75,000 will be doubled.
Verhey Critical Care Endowment
This fund is utilized for the ongoing improvement and success of Critical Care programs at Trinity Health. The Critical Care programs are especially important during a pandemic like COVID-19. The fund supports specialized staff training and development, acquisition of critical care equipment, acquisition of critical care medical air transport equipment for NorthStar CriticAir, and other purchases that are vital to the operation of the Critical Care services provided by Trinity Health. Each gift of $100 will help us support critical care needs.
Your heart is an amazing organ. It pumps oxygen and nutrient-rich blood throughout your body to sustain life - your life. But what if your heart stopped or no longer worked properly? Unfortunately, it happens, Trinity Health responds to an average of twelve (12) patients suffering from cardiac arrest each month in the hospital. Trinity Health also averages ten (10) cardioversions a month where a defibrillator is used to shock the heart. To properly assist people facing these situations, providers need the right equipment. Lifepaks are used for planned cardiac procedures and emergent events such as a cardiac arrest. They are a life saving device for anyone suffering from a heart dysrhythmia that cannot be corrected by a lesser means such as medication. Each gift of $250 will help us purchase these life saving devices.