Ways You Can Help
Your support helps define our success here at Harrington. We take pride in creating exciting galas, fund raisers, open houses and charity events. Support from the community has been historically overwhelming. It is with the help of local families and individuals that we are able to continue to bring you upgraded services, new patient rooms, advanced technology and additional physicians.
Harrington is involved in numerous fund raising events each year. It is important to stay involved in the local community in order to build a solid foundation with our patients and families and to continue to listen to what needs aren’t yet being served by our ever-growing hospital.
The Cancer Center at Harrington Walkway of Hope Bricks:
The Harrington Hospital Auxiliary invites you to commemorate those who have been touched by cancer. You can memorialize loved ones, family and friends with a beautiful inscribed brick. All proceeds will benefit The Cancer Center at Harrington. Bricks are sold in either 4-inch by 8-inch or 8-inch by 8-inch size and can be inscribed up to three lines.
For more information or to purchase a Brick, please click here.
Dr. Van’s Golf Tournament for Cardiac Rehabilitation
Harrington Hospital and the Southbridge Rotary Club annually hold the Dr. VanVooren’s Annual Golf Tournament at Raceway Golf Course in Thompson, Conn. This tournament has been held for the past 26 years in September with an excellent following of golfers.
Proceeds from the tournament are used to support Harrington’s comprehensive Cardiac Rehabilitation program by providing educational materials, YMCA scholarships & equipment for their patients. Proceeds are also used for the Dr. VanVooren Scholarship, awarded annually to a Harrington employee pursuing a career in the medical field. More than $22,000 has been awarded in scholarships since the tournament began. The Southbridge Rotary Club uses their proceeds for their scholarship fund for area high school students. In 2008, they gave $6,000 in scholarships to local students.
Types of Gifts Accepted
We could not fulfill this mission without your help. At Harrington, we are grateful for local support, donations and participation in fund raising efforts. We offer an array of development and gift-giving options, including:
An unrestricted gift is simply a gift to Harrington Hospital with no restrictions from the donor on how it is used. Unrestricted gifts support our work by allowing Harrington flexibility in determining how best to use the funds.
Gifts of Cash
You may make an unrestricted gift of cash, by check or credit card. For more information call 508-765-9771.
If your employer has a matching gift program, you might be able to double or triple the size of your gift to Harrington Hospital. Your employer's Human Resources Department will be able to tell you if they offer a matching gift program. They can then provide you with the appropriate matching gift forms, which you can mail to our offices.
Total Local Care Annual Fund
Individuals are encouraged to make annual membership gifts to the Total Local Care Fund. These annual gifts may be directed to a specific program or where the need is most urgent.
Letters of acknowledgment for all gifts received over $100 will be sent out in a timely manner. Acknowledgement letters must clearly state that "no goods or services were received by the donor in return for their charitable contribution" in accordance with IRS substantiation requirements.