The Pastoral Care Department and Saint Louis University Hospital's Helping Our Own are joining together again this year to celebrate Saint Louis Week, Aug. 26-30, through the Helping Our Own Basket Festival. The festival is an annual event and main fundraiser for the Hospital Helping Our Own Fund, in which members of departments throughout the hospital work together to create themed baskets. Attendees buy tickets to enter into raffles for the baskets they wish to win.
The festival will be held during the following times throughout the week in the Lee Stoll Conference Room on the first floor of Desloge Towers:
- 7:30-9 a.m., 11 a.m.-1 p.m., and 4-5 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday, Aug. 27-29
- 7:30-9 a.m. and 11 a.m. to noon Friday, Aug. 30.
The raffle drawing will take place at noon Friday.
All are invited to donate a basket and buy raffle tickets, and may do so by contacting Joy Nance-Johnson at 314-268-5683 or the Pastoral Care Department at 314-577-8066.
Participants in the event will emulate the generosity of Saint Louis IX, namesake of Saint Louis University Hospital and Saint Louis University, as funds from the Basket Festival will assist those in the hospital community who need emergency financial assistance.