Candy for Caring

Candy for Caring

Candy for Caring

Making a difference has never been so sweet.

In 1996, Sister Margaret Regina Murphy was urged by what she can only define as God’s spirit to make a difference in the lives of those suffering from hunger, homelessness and sickness. To do so, Sister Margaret Regina turned to what she does best — making sweets.

As her candy became more popular and additional volunteers joined her team, Sister Margaret Regina’s dream eventually led to the creation of the Candy for Caring program.

Volunteers in the community make the candy — which includes everything from bourbon balls to almond brittle — by hand and sell it at various locations, including hospital lobbies and gift shops.

The funds made from candy sales directly help the underserved through the Jewish Hospital & Saint Mary’s Foundation. Profits have gone to programs such as:

  • Sisters of Charities Ministries
  • Dare to Care
  • Healing Place
  • Veteran organizations

If you’re looking for a tasty treat for yourself, or as a gift for a special occasion, there’s nothing sweeter than a gift that makes a true difference in the community.

To purchase candy or volunteer, contact the Candy House at 502.380.0064

This article originally appeared in the 2017 Summer edition of One Health Magazine. Sign up for your free subscription.

A New Space for Family Medicine

A New Space for Family Medicine

A New Space for Family Medicine

Thanks to a generous gift, Berea Family Medicine has been redesigned with you in mind.

To provide excellent care, it helps for providers to work in a space designed specifically for the needs of their patients. When it became clear that the outdated layout and atmosphere of Berea Family Medicine, part of KentuckyOne Health, was no longer meeting that standard, Saint Joseph Berea Foundation stepped in to help.

“After hearing our plans for improving the space to better serve our patients and improve efficiency, the Foundation presented us with a gift of $380,000 that made the project possible,” said Nikki L. Cooper, practice manager at Berea Family Medicine.

Thanks to the support of generous donors and fundraisers working through the Foundation, Berea Family Medicine now has a more efficient layout and more room for patients, as well as new hardwood floors, furniture and lighting, and artwork by local artists and photographers.

“It’s amazing how much difference a renovation like this can make,” Cooper said. “Visitors and patients are amazed the moment they step off the elevator. Our office is a warm, inviting environment for care. We’re thankful for the gift that made it possible.”

Vital updates to patient care are made possible by the generous support of community members and businesses. Learn more about the different ways you can help make a difference.

This article originally appeared in the 2017 Summer edition of One Health Magazine. Sign up for your free subscription.