Grain Giving

Grain Giving for Passavant Area Hospital

What is it?
Grain giving is a program that allows farmers to designate 100 bushels of grain to be donated to Passavant Area Hospital when they unload at local elevators.

How does it work?
The farmer delivers the grain and the designated amount is donated. The grain dealer sells the grain and the money from 100 bushels goes to Passavant Area Hospital. Because the grain was donated, the farmer avoids paying Social Security taxes on the 100 bushels. The funds would be used to assist Passavant’s Emergency Department and to provide farm safety programs for residents in Passavant’s five-county service area.

Why should I participate?
Passavant Hospital has been a part of the farm community since its early beginnings in 1875. The hospital is built on farm land donated by Charles Rowe in 1928. The counties Passavant serves are predominantly agricultural areas. The grain giving program is a way for the agricultural communities to give back and benefit also. Farmers can be involved in the community and in the hospital that serves their home area. Let’s grow this giving program together!

How do I participate?
If you would like to participate, please complete the form below and return it to Fund Development, Passavant Area Hospital, 1600 West Walnut, Jacksonville, IL 62650. The Elevator you use will be contacted to let them know of your participation.

Thank you for your consideration.


New Start Date for Walking for Wellness

Posted on: September 21, 2017

Walking for Wellness at the Jacksonville High School Bowl returns for another season of exercise and fellowship Monday, Oct. 2. The Walking for Wellness program provides a safe place in which to get walking exercise when weather conditions make walking outside unpleasant or dangerous. The program is open 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. each day Jacksonville School District 117 is in session. The program is closed during school holidays (including Thanksgiving and Christmas vacation) and any day school is not in session. On average, 75 people walk at the JHS Bowl each day the program is open—resulting in about 6,400 “encounters” with community members during the five months each year that Walking for Wellness is in session. Walking for Wellness is also offered year-round at First Christian Church, 2106 S. Main, in South Jacksonville. The church is open to walkers Monday-Friday 12:30 to 3 p.m. Walkers there should use the south entrance. There is no cost to participate in Walking for Wellness. Registration is not required. For additional details on Walking for Wellness, please call Passavant’s Marketing and Communications Department, 245-9541, extension 3129.

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