HANCOCK COUNTY | Wearing jeans on Fridays to work is not so-much a statement about fashion or comfort at Hancock County Health System – it's about giving back to the communities they serve.
Each week, HCHS employees who choose to wear jeans pay $2 for the privilege. Each quarter, the proceeds raised are donated toward a community project based on suggestions given by HCHS employees.
The first donation of $406 was given to Hancock County's Relay for Life. The second, of $662, was given to the Britt Lions Park Project. December proceeds are earmarked to go to the Garner Rotary Park project.
"HCHS employees support this effort whole-heartedly," said Laura Zwiefel, HCHS's CEO/CNO. "Yes, I believe people like to have an appointed causal dress day, but more importantly, I believe they love seeing their organization giving back to important causes throughout the entire area."