Hutchinson Regional Healthcare System (HRHS) employees donated $12,306 to 12 Reno County non-profit organizations during 2020 as part of the monthly Jeans Day promotion.
Jeans Day was established in 2011 at Hutch Regional. Employees voluntarily donate $3 weekly or $10 monthly for the privilege of wearing jeans on Fridays during the year. Funds collected each month are donated to a different non-profit in Reno County.
Receiving Jeans Day Dollars during the past year were Hutchinson School of Tae Kwon Do, the Hutchinson Regional Medical Foundation, Vieyra Foundation for the Arts, Sleep Tight Foundation, Horizons Mental Health Center, Laundry Love, Hutchinson Recreation Foundation, CASA, Hospice and HomeCare of Reno County, Crime Stoppers, Open Door Pregnancy, and Meals on Wheels.
A group of Hutch Regional employees who are members of the Spirit Committee meet annually to select recipients of Jeans Day Dollars for the following year. All employees are invited to recommend non-profit organizations for consideration.
Ken Johnson, President and CEO of Hutchinson Regional Healthcare System, said Jeans Day has contributed nearly $100,000 to area non-profits over the last decade.
“Jeans Day is a fun event that provides Hutch Regional employees an opportunity to support a number of charitable organizations in our community,” Johnson said. “Where it’s feasible within our Healthcare System, it provides the opportunity to dress down on the last day of the work week, an option that I also enjoy.”
All entities within Hutchinson Regional Healthcare System participate in Jeans Day including the Hutchinson Regional Medical Center, Hospice & HomeCare of Reno County, Horizons Mental Health Center, Health-E-Quip and the Hutchinson Regional Medical Foundation.