Miracle on 15th Avenue

Miracle on 15th Avenue

Christmas came a little early!

The Harold and Carmen Poulsen Legacy House was visited early by Santa’s helpers. Every year the Great Falls Clinic chooses several local charities to support around the holidays. Employees are encouraged to support these organizations in any way they are able. This year GFC focused on 3 local charities: Angels in Camo: for local Veterans and Families, Wallet Stuffer: fundraiser for local foster care families, and Stocking Stuffer: for the Legacy House. To learn how the Great Falls Clinic was able to give back to Veterans and Foster Families, please click here. We are so proud to be a part of such a caring and giving team!

The Great Falls Clinic’s very own Oncology department organized a stocking stuffer this year for the Legacy House. Over 20 different employees donated and stuffed these stockings full of love. 50% of patients and guests that stay at the Legacy House are cancer patients, so we have a lot of love for the Oncology department. Many of us have been impacted by cancer. It takes a toll physically, mentally, financially, and emotionally, on not only the patient but their families as well. This year’s stocking stuffer fundraiser helps ease their minds and spread a little bit of cheer this year.

Thank you to Jessie Hall and her husband Staff Sergeant David Hall, Anna Bowman, and Jessie Harris for helping organize this fundraiser for the Legacy House. The team brought 25 stockings (5 children’s, 6 men’s, and 14 women’s), tons of supplies, and games, coloring books, and more! The stockings were full of treats, games, socks, gift cards, lotions, and Holiday cheer. The supplies will help keep the Legacy House rooms stocked and clean!

Pictured left to right: Staff Sergeant David Hall, Jessie Hall, Jessie Harris, and Anna Bowman

While we are here for our patients with love and open arms, we wish this wasn’t a need in our community. But while there is a need, we will be here for them and their families this holiday season and every season to come. Guests who stay in the house over the next several weeks will each receive a stocking.

From the Great Falls Clinic Legacy Foundation, Great Falls Clinic Hospital, and the Great Falls Clinic Oncology Department – Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays.

Guests of the Legacy House, Betty and her sister Cindy, who received the first stockings! Posted with permission.

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