Hospital Hospitality House of Southwest Michigan
HHH Mission: We make it easier for families to support their loved one receiving medical care by providing them a homelike, comforting place to stay.
Hospital Hospitality House of Southwest Michigan was established in 1985 as a vision of the Junior League of Kalamazoo in collaboration with Borgess Medical Center and Bronson Methodist Hospital. We are a proud member of the Healthcare Hospitality Network.
Kalamazoo is a caring and generous community and the Hospital Hospitality House exemplifies that spirit. They welcome families of patients receiving care in any of our excellent medical care facilities. Enabling family members to stay close to loved ones who are facing medical emergencies is proven to promote healing, better aftercare and greater peace of mind for the patient. HHH provides for the physical and emotional comfort of family members during these difficult and stressful times, relief from the financial burden of having to pay for lodging for approximately 1,200 guests per year. Guests have come from all 50 states and many foreign countries.
Several of our JLK Active and Sustaining members continue to serve on the HHH board. To learn more about the Hospital Hospitality House please visit their website: http://hhhkz.org/
The Junior League of Kalamazoo strongly desires to continue support for our Legacy projects and works with current members of those past projects leadership to collaborate on special projects as deemed necessary by their organization and then approved by the JLK's Active membership.
Currently JLK's Active and Sustaining members are working to help raise funds for a $30,000 donation from the JLK to support the HHH Two Houses One Heart Capital Campaign. HHH will build two new houses near the campuses of Borgess Hospital and Bronson Hospital to be more accessible and accommodating to the families that utilize their services. The land where these two new houses will reside has been graciously donated to HHH by Borgess Hospital and Bronson Hospital.
For the 2016-2017 League year JLK members hosted a "Shop for a Cause" event in mid November at the Wine Loft with over 20 local vendors to kick start the holiday shopping season. 50% of the vendors profits from their sales were donated to JLK and matched with the project reserve funds to donate to HHH in August of 2017.
The first donation of $10,500 was made at the Annual Garden Party in August of 2016 from the prior years project.
For the 2015-2016 League year JLK members produced an art project to sell that many may remember from our Festival of Trees days called "snow sticks". These were available for purchase at local Art Hops and craft fairs. Many hours of hard work and love will be dedicated to the designing and building of these snow sticks. We would like to thank those that have contributed financially to the purchasing of supplies for the creation of the snow sticks.
Thank you to our Snow Stick Donors!
Betty Upjohn Mason
Bernie and Cindy Mein
Marie Koss Ryan
Home Depot, Portage Store
TrimBuilt Kitchens/Legg Lumber, Marshall & Allegan Stores
Thank you to our Snow Stick Elves!
(Those donating their time & hard work to build the Snow Sticks)
Marie Koss Ryan
*Italics are friends & family of JLK members