Chicago, IL, June 26, 2015 --(PR.com
)-- On June 15, Accretive Helping Hands, the not-for-profit organization founded by Accretive Health employees, hosted its sixth annual St. Joseph Services Golf Outing at Makray Memorial Golf Club in Barrington, Ill. The event raised more than $76,000 to benefit St. Joseph Services, a Chicago based organization dedicated to supporting local underprivileged families and individuals.
This year, 100 participants attended the annual charity event which featured a golf tournament, dinner and live auction featuring items donated by Accretive Health employees. The auction raised over $28,000.
“The auction was a huge success due to the generous donations we received. Some of the more popular items up for bid were, Chicago Bulls penthouse suite tickets, a ski vacation in Steamboat Springs, Colorado, and a Lake Michigan boat outing,” said Bhavna Deole, an Accretive Health manager and a member of Accretive Helping Hands’ board.
All proceeds go to St. Joseph Services and help support outreach programs for more than 600 at-risk individuals of Chicago’s Humboldt Park and Austin neighborhoods. With nine local sites and over 400 trained volunteers, the organization provides an array of accessible educational services, including, English and workplace literacy, tutoring, community outreach and after school programs. Through these services, St. Joseph seeks to position underprivileged individuals to move from a position of poverty to one of “economic, spiritual, and social self-sufficiency.”
Accretive Health began working with St. Joseph Services in 2008 when a junior board was created to help the organization further its mission. The golf outing has since been one of the most successful philanthropic events that Accretive Helping Hands hosts.
“At Accretive Health, we truly enjoy working with St. Joseph Services and furthering its commitment to supporting underserved individuals in our community,” said Chris Hartemayer, a vice president at Accretive Health and president of the Accretive Helping Hands board. “I am proud of our team’s dedication to St. Joseph Services and all of the great work they do.”
About St. Joseph Services
St. Joseph Services was founded in 2001 by the Daughters of Charity of St. Vincent de Paul who have been serving the needs of the poor in the city of Chicago since 1861. Service sites were located in the underserved communities of Humboldt Park and Austin. St. Joseph Services’ vision is that collaborations are the most cost effective way to help more people. Currently partnering with St. Angela School, Josephinum Academy, Resurrection Parish, St. Aloysius Parish and other community partners, they now offer a range of programming to the youth and families of the communities they serve and engage a large corps of talented volunteers for direct service. They develop youth, educate adults and transform lives. For more information, visit: www.stjosephservices.org.
About Accretive Helping Hands
Accretive Helping Hands is a non-profit organization (501(c)(3)) whose mission is to partner with healthcare and social service providers to jointly identify patients and their families and assist these individuals in a way that extends beyond the episode of care. Those wishing to make a donation to Accretive Helping Hands can email the charity at email@example.com.
About Accretive Health
At Accretive Health, we are inspired daily by those we serve and are driven to succeed for our partner clients so they can continue to meet the vital healthcare needs of their communities. For more information, visit www.accretivehealth.com.