The iVolunteer Program at Mary Washington Healthcare was established in
2012 to support volunteerism through promotion of community collaborations,
coordinate and raise awareness of current Community Benefit and other
volunteer projects, as well as recognize outstanding commitment to Community
Benefit and Community Service among Mary Washington Healthcare’s
Physicians and Associates.
MWHC Associates and Physicians – Volunteers in Action
Mary Washington Healthcare Physicians and Associates help those in need
by sharing their time and expertise. The MWHC family gives of their time
and talent to over 50 non-profit agencies. Volunteer activities address
health-related issues as well as other concerns that are important to
the community. In addition to volunteering for individual organizations
or activities, Mary Washington Healthcare Physicians and Associates find
opportunities to make a collective difference in our community. From the
Endoscopy Department’s donation of 20 pounds of food to the Fredericksburg
Area Food Bank to the collection of enough goods to fill 781 Easter Baskets
for needy children in our communities, Mary Washington Healthcare Associates
come together to make a difference in the lives of the most vulnerable
in our area.
Below are a few highlights of such efforts:
Easter Baskets for children in the community.
Relay for Life
Three teams made up of Mary Washington Healthcare Associates raised more
than $18,000 for the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life event.
Examples of some projects organized to raise monies and awareness include:
- The Radiation Oncology Department hosted a Free Easter Egg Hunt with a
bake sale, moon bounce, food and crafts at the YMCA on Smith Station Road.
They collected voluntary donations during the event.
- The Human Resources Department donated goods for a Basket Raffle to benefit
the American Cancer Society.
Operation Medicine Cabinet
In collaboration with Partners in Aging, Local Law Enforcement and the
Drug Enforcement Administration, Mary Washington Healthcare collected
a total of 839 pounds of unused or expired medications and 295 pounds
of sharps (needles, etc.). There were three collection sites for this
one day activity that helped reduce the risk of having unused/expired
medications in our homes and environment.