All In For Nurses
“Given the Nursing Crisis on the Coast right now, you might be wondering how to ensure that our community can successfully retain enough nurses to deliver the care we all need. As a results-driven organization, MCHFoundation is committed to finding solutions to this multi-layered challenge. Our impact is immediate and tangible; respite meals to the tired and overworked, funding scholarships for current and future nurses, bringing excellence to our clinics with technology and innovation. Join us, become our partner in this work. Together we are showing our healthcare workers their community cares.” – Mary Kate McKenna, CFRE MCHFoundation Executive Director
Building on the first year development and impact of the work to recruit, retain and value our healthcare workers, the All In for Nurses Initiative continues to focus on the critical issues surrounding nurses on the coast, and nationwide. These heroes, who have so dedicatedly cared for our community, in our hospital, clinics and home care agencies, need our support.
The past few years have placed an immense burden on these skilled professionals and we deeply appreciate their courage and sacrifice. We also know it is time to turn our attention to their needs and work with partners who understand how to improve life for those that risk so much in the care of others.
We can help ease their burden by funding support services that care for our nurses and their families and educational opportunities to help increase the number of working nurses on the coast. Together we can care for our nurses, who are always there to care for us.
Your funding support goes to: respite meals for hospital and clinic staff who may be unable to find healthy meals during long shifts, critical funds for nursing students to support their expenses while traveling to and from the Ukiah campus for coursework and clinicals, professional development scholarships for our current workforce to elevate their skillsets, technology and equipment for a CNA cohort to bring a new pool of healthcare workers to the coast.
In Celebration of Life
Each year since 1985, Winesong has been produced by MCHFoundation, as a charitable fundraising event, traditionally held in the Mendocino Botanical Gardens. Winesong is a community and has grown to be a favorite summer event for people both locally and who travel to Mendocino.
Over the years hundreds of artists, vintners, winemakers, chefs, vendors, and volunteers have come together to celebrate and donate their work, time and goods for the annual Winesong auction. The community that has formed surrounding this event, has built connections over distances and time, that continue to support and rejoice in all that we can achieve together.