By Catherine Rice, Vice President of Marketing/Outreach
On Fridays, our employees and volunteers are now sporting a new look. Staff are wearing their very cool T-shirts with a heart graphic depicting the words #HPCSTRONG. That has been our rallying call since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. The t-shirts were underwritten by UnitedHealthcare Community Plan to thank our frontline staff for all their efforts. Board members also received the shirts.
Our friends at Aetna Better Health of Kansas is underwriting the cost of white jackets for all our providers, including medical, behavioral health and dental, as their way to recognize their ongoing efforts. The jackets will be branded with the clinic’s logo and personalized. Another example of appreciation was from our very own CEO Amy Falk who brought in deliciously designed iced sugar cookies with our #HPCSTRONG wording. Amy and the other members of the Senior Leadership Team recognize and appreciate the tremendous sacrifices the staff members are making to serve our patients and community.
Thank you for your support!
Since the beginning of the pandemic, we have been lucky to receive countless in-kind donations—from complimentary breakfast and lunches to masks, hand sanitizer and gift items, as well as monetary donations. To date, more than 50 individuals, businesses and organizations have donated to the health center. It has been overwhelming and humbling to see the outreach of support!
As we embrace a “new normal,” remain resilient and mission focused, we will fondly remember those generous donors throughout the days and weeks to come which will help keep us #HPCSTRONG!
The bold-faced names are new additions as first time or ongoing donors to our list.
Aetna (Provider Jackets)
Charlie Hustle LLC
Davidson Promotional Products
Front Line Appreciation Group (FLAG KC) – Rick Krapes, Country Financial, Mickey the Cotton Candy Man and Jason’s Deli
Freddy’s Frozen Custard and Steak Burgers
Betty Gearheart (Masks)
GE Johnson Construction Company
Global Birthing Home Foundation
Heart to Heart International
Hibba Haider, MD
Rieger & Co.
Jersey Mike’s Subs
Kansas City Chinese American Association
Kansas Gas Service (Toni’s Lunch)
Sylvia Kenner (Masks)
LRO Studios- Michelle and Rachel Schneider (Masks)
Lucia Jones Herrera, MSN, RN/UnitedHealthcare (Masks)
Metro Lutheran Ministries
Mickey The Cotton Candy Man
Tracey Mikes (Masks)
Olathe Chamber of Commerce (Park Street Pastry, Strips, Olathe Downtown Diner, Tropical Smoothie Café, Chapala Mexican Restaurant, Doc Greens)
Olathe Rotary Club
Olathe School District
Pulley Wholesale Florist
Restless Spirits Distilling
Catherine Rice (Paint/Snacks)
Celia Ruiz-UnitedHealthcare (Masks)
Shawnee Mission School District
Simple Simon’s Pizza
The National Association of Free and Charitable Clinics (NAFC)
Union Horse Distilling Company
UnitedHealthcare Community Plan (Staff, Volunteer, Board T-shirts/Masks)
(List updated June 22, 2020)
If you are interested in donating meals or other staff appreciation items to HPC, call me at 913-730-3680. For monetary donations, visit us at https://hpcks.org/give-back/.