FootPrints Home Care maintains a 501(c)3 non-profit benevolent fund supported by the company’s owners and staff. Recently, that fund was used to provide $3,000 toward the purchase of tablets, donated to UNM Sandoval Regional Medical Center’s patients in intensive care.
Because of current health guidelines, patients currently cannot have family with them in the hospital. The family of one patient began a recent online fundraising effort to raise money to provide tablets so that future patients could stay connected to family during their hospitalization. That effort raised more than $3,000 from 57 donors. Computer Corner in Albuquerque, recently purchased by FootPrints’ co-founder and co-owner, Brian Fletcher, agreed to sell the tablets at cost, and the FootPrints benevolence fund matched the GoFundMe amount to double the number of tablets purchased.
Previously, nurses would use their personal cell phones to connect patients to their families. The donation will now allow the family connections to be made much more easily. Read more in the article in the UNM Health Sciences newsletter here.