Partnership of Aurora caregivers makes a difference in the community

Aurora Cargiver Partnership GiversThe caregivers of Aurora Health Care have a commitment to help people live well. This special relationship extends beyond the hospitals, clinics, pharmacies, home health visits and other ways caregivers are touching lives. For more than a decade, the people who are a part of Aurora have extended their commitment to giving back to the communities where they live and work.

Each year, one aspect of "giving back" has been through the Aurora Partnership Campaign. Through this effort, caregivers are contributing personal dollars to hundreds of non-profit organizations across eastern Wisconsin. The emphasis on the support is local. From Marinette and Green Bay to northern Illinois – Milwaukee to Oconomowoc – individuals, families and groups are living better through the generosity of the 30,000 caregivers who are a part of Aurora.

The Aurora Partnership Campaign touches people in communities large and small – making an impact close to home. Its support for food pantries, homeless shelters, job training, local parks, human services, special needs, the arts and so much more.

In Burlington, Love, Inc. is helping over 30,000 people annually. "If you send someone to Love, you know that some how, some way, they will connect that person with the right resources," says Lisa Wagner, registered nurse emergency services, Aurora Memorial Hospital of Burlington. Bill Schoessling, executive director, Love, Inc., says the Aurora support is helping them meet the needs of a steady volume of people coming through the door.

Michael McFadden from the Aurora Sheboygan Clinic is happy to support environmental and parks groups. Other caregivers are supporting Paul's Pantry in Green Bay and the Oshkosh Area Humane Society.

In Milwaukee, the Partnership Campaign has enabled Aurora Family Service to make sure 3,000 families have a full turkey dinner on the table at Thanksgiving. Over the past decade, more than 30,000 families have had a better holiday because of these efforts.

Sojourner Truth House in Milwaukee is providing refuge and other services to victims and the children of battered individuals. Through the personal generosity of other caregivers, the Aurora Visiting Nurse Association is caring for more than 2,000 people in their homes each day, many of whom are unable to pay for these essential services.

In many cases, the caregivers are committing a portion of their paychecks during the year to support organizations that make a difference for hundreds of thousands of women, children, young adults, and families. It's sharing and supporting a personal passion to help people live well.