Taylor Hospital’s Quarter Century Club Gives Back with Donations
This past holiday season, among the hustle and bustle of shopping, wrapping and baking favorite holiday treats, the members of Taylor Hospital’s Quarter Century Club decided to spend a little extra by giving back to the community. The Quarter Century Club, which is a group of individuals who have served at least 25 years as Taylor Hospital employees, presented a $150 check each to two Delaware County churches and one non-profit organization that serves the poor and homeless people in the area.
Antoinette Gallagher, president of The Quarter Century Club, presented the checks to the United Methodist Church of Norwood, the Olivet Presbyterian Church of Prospect Park and City Team Ministries of Chester in early December. Gallagher is a retired Medical Records employee who has been part of the Taylor family since 1970.
“We have made donations to these three particular organizations in the past and have decided to do it again this year because of their service to the community and to Taylor Hospital,” Gallagher says. “Members of the two churches volunteer at Taylor Hospital by visiting with patients and purchasing lunches for their families, which is why we chose to donate to them. City Team Ministries donates their time and money every day to help the poor and homeless in the Philadelphia area, so we thought they would be a great organization to donate to as well. We voted unanimously on which organizations to donate to at one of our club meetings.”
Taylor’s Quarter Century Club began as a social club for retirees to meet one another and make new friends. Now, the group focuses on giving back to Taylor Hospital and its community. For the past several years, they have raised money for and donated supplies and equipment. Past donations include wheelchairs, crutches, canes and tabletop blood pressure machines, as well as a $1,000 scholarship to a local high school graduate who was interested in pursuing a career in the healthcare field.