Gift cards go to health care workers

Gift cards

Gift cards were given to local health organizations this month as downtown Chambersburg’s way of saying “thanks” for taking care of the community during the COVID-19 crisis.

WellSpan and Keystone received $1,440 in gift cards to downtown businesses, thanks to the success of an online sale of downtown-themed merchandise. The two health care organizations each received half the gift cards.

Gift cards to businesses in downtown Chambersburg were presented July 2 to employees of WellSpan Health and Keystone Health. The cards were tokens of appreciation for the countless hours they have worked during the current crisis.

Downtown Chambersburg Inc., the Downtown Business Council of Chambersburg and Beam Graphix Custom Print Co. teamed up to sell apparel and mugs online. The merchandise featured a logo with the downtown streetscape and iconic fountain.

About 50% of the proceeds went toward buying gift cards to shop at downtown businesses.

The fundraising sale benefited health care workers as well as downtown retailers who lost money during the pandemic shutdown. It was part of the Downtown Strong movement.

helping local business, and caregivers

The effort built on the e-gift card campaign created by DCI and the DBC to sell gift cards for local businesses online through Shopify.

The project raised $1,440, DCI President Sam Thrush said.

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Shown, from left, during a July 2 gift card presentation at the Keystone Health administration office in Chambersburg, Pa., are Dr. Michael Colli, chief medical officer for Keystone Health; Sam Thrush, president of Downtown Chambersburg Inc.; and David Grant, chief operating officer for Keystone Health.

“All the staff at Keystone Health appreciate the generosity of our community during these most difficult times,” said Keystone Health’s CEO David Grant.

d at a July 2 gift card presentation outside WellSpan Chambersburg (Pa.) Hospital, are, from left, Harry Dieuveuil, vice president of Human Resources for WellSpan Health; Sherri Stahl, senior vice president at WellSpan Health; and Sam Thrush, president of Downtown Chambersburg Inc.

“We are so appreciative to have received this kind support, generously donated by our friends and neighbors, especially during these challenging times,” said Jeannie Constable, WellSpan’s director of marketing and public relations.

WellSpan will share its gift cards with patients, she said, “in the spirit of our mission and our vision.”

She called the sharing decision “a true full-circle gesture of care and support.“

“We couldn’t be more proud to serve this community,” she said.

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