We’re always happy to spotlight our customers of all kinds. We’re especially proud when we help them help their local community. This month’s Customer Spotlight shines on an area hospital that is helping to feed needy residents in four counties this Christmas.
HCA Florida North Florida Hospital is a full-service 510-bed medical center located in Gainesville, Florida. The hospital has long worked with Bread of the Mighty, a regional Food Bank that serves four counties in north central Florida, to help feed the hungry.
With the hospital celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2023, the medical center resolved to raise enough money to feed 50,000 people this year. The hospital met that goal, presenting a check to Bread of the Mighty on Tuesday, December 19th.
We supplied T-shirts to North Florida Hospital, which the facility sold as part of their successful fundraising effort.
The idea for a special project began with a custom logo and a desire to help the community.
“In 2023, HCA Florida North Florida celebrated the 50th anniversary of our hospital,” said Lauren Letellier, the medical center’s communications and community engagement director. “We created a special logo for this occasion and placed it around our campus and in our marketing campaigns throughout the year to help celebrate this momentous milestone.”
When it came time to order promotional products, North Florida Hospital had a recommendation from two of our local facilities here in Ocala, HCA Florida Ocala and West Marion Hospital
“We heard about the quality of your items, the amazing customer service and the speediness of the delivery,” Letellier said. “And it was all true! We depend on TJM Promos to deliver quality and excellence every time.
“We purchased multiple different products from TJM Promos this year but the most noteworthy being our 50th anniversary edition t-shirt that we sold throughout the year to help us raise money to feed 50,000 people in our community for the 50th anniversary through Bread of the Mighty Food Bank.”
The t-shirts serve a dual purpose, Letellier explained.
“(They) helped our colleagues and visitors celebrate the 50th anniversary in a special way, as we allowed our colleagues to wear these t-shirts to work on Fridays. But it also helped us raise money for a cause very close to our hearts.”
The custom tees proved to be a hit with employees and visitors alike.
“Everyone loved the quality of the t-shirt. Even visitors to the hospital purchased them!”
The hospital appreciated our responsive service as well, Letellier noted.
”The customer service was absolutely excellent. Matthew Fischer was so quick to process our request and deliver a high-quality product in a timely manner. We were very impressed with the customer service. “
Bread of the Mighty Food Bank expressed their gratitude to the hospital for their fundraising.
“We are deeply grateful for the partnership with HCA Florida North Florida Hospital,” said Patrick Dodds, the food bank’s executive director. “HCA Florida Healthcare's commitment to fighting hunger aligns perfectly with our mission and their generous donation ensures that everyone in our community has the opportunity to celebrate the holidays with a full and happy heart. We’re proud to be community partners and celebrate their 50 years with this act of generosity.”
Letellier appreciated our help with the project.
“Thank you to TJM Promos for helping make our 50th anniversary celebrations even more impactful,” she said, “and thank you for helping us make a difference in our community!”
Thank you, Lauren, for the vote of confidence in our products and customer service. We’re grateful to have had the opportunity to contribute to such a worthy product to help area residents in need, and we look forward to working with HCA Florida North Florida Hospital in the future.
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Rick Cundiff spent 15 years as a newspaper journalist before joining TJM Promos. He has been researching and writing about promotional products for more than 10 years. He believes in the Oxford comma, eradicating the word "utilize," and Santa Claus.