Jackson Siegelbaum Gastroenterology Associates Help Homeless Shelter
For 35 Jackson Siegelbaum Gastroenterology associates, Labor Day featured a special kind of labor – a labor of love.
While most of America was celebrating a day off, the big-hearted Jackson Siegelbaum team was marking its inaugural Day of Service. Associates spent the day at Harrisburg’s Interfaith Shelter for Homeless Families, sprucing up the playground and filling up “Welcome Home” kits.
The Interfaith Shelter for Homeless Families offers help and hope for homeless families in Dauphin, Cumberland and Perry counties. In addition to providing 30 to 60 days of transitional housing and meeting the basic needs of residents, the shelter also assists in finding and securing permanent housing.
Members of the Jackson Siegelbaum team spent much of the day in the playground, pulling waist-high weeds, raking the surface, and cleaning the equipment. The Jackson Siegelbaum crew also donated and assembled two new playhouses.
Other team members stuffed “Welcome Home” kits with supplies donated by the practice and the team members themselves. These kits feature essential supplies such as towels, soap, silverware, disinfectant wipes, and more. The kits are presented to residents when they move out of the shelter into permanent residences,
The effort was a resounding success. And while the practice has previously supported awareness efforts for Crohn’s disease and colon cancer, this marks our renewed commitment to the community. In fact, a Day of Service will now become a permanent fixture on the Jackson Siegelbaum annual calendar.