Chimney Savers adds matching gift to Gifford’s Giving Tuesday food drive

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Chimney Savers adds matching gift to Gifford’s Giving Tuesday food drive

Tue, 12/05/2017 - 3:31am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Randolph Chimney Saver’s gave an extra boost to Gifford’s Giving Tuesday Employee Food Drive this year, matching a dollar for every pound of food collected on the Randolph campus. Gifford staff presented 1,198 pounds of food and Chimney Savers Co-Owner Paul Bianco presented a matching check to the Randolph Food Shelf’s Jo Busha on Tuesday, November 28.

This is the second year that Gifford has participated in Giving Tuesday, a national day of giving on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving, and employees exceeded last year’s 1,020 pound food donation. Gifford staff at community clinics in Bethel, Berlin, Sharon, and White River Junction donated their collections to the food shelves in their towns.

Since 2012 charities, families, businesses, community centers, and students around the world have joined together to encourage people to start the holiday season by giving to local charities and causes they support. For more details about the #GivingTuesday movement visit

Randolph Food Shelf’s Jo Busha and Chimney Savers Co-owner Paul Bianco surrounded by Gifford staff with collected food donations.

Gifford is a community hospital in Randolph, Vt., with family health centers in Berlin, Bethel, Chelsea, Randolph, Rochester, and White River Junction; and specialty services throughout central Vermont. A Federally Qualified Health Center and a Top 100 Critical Access Hospital in the country, Gifford is a full-service hospital with a 24-hour emergency department and inpatient unit; many surgical services; a day care; two adult day programs; and the 30-bed Menig Nursing Home, which was named by U.S. News and World Report as one of the best 39 nursing homes in the country in 2012. The Birthing Center, established in 1977, was the first in Vermont to offer an alternative to the traditional hospital-based deliveries, and continues to be a leader in midwifery and family-centered care. The hospital’s mission is to improve individuals’ and community health by providing and assuring access to affordable, high-quality health care in Gifford’s service area.