Delivering Hospitality to Patients and Their Families

When days are filled with medical appointments and long hours at the hospital, it can be hard to come by simple comforts. The Hospitality a la Carte program allows us to expand our reach beyond just families staying at the Houses to any family with a loved one in a local hospital. Several times a week, volunteers stock a Happy Wheels Cart cart with complimentary snacks, toiletries, reading material as well as small toys and crafts for patients and siblings. They “make rounds” through hospital hallways. Happy Wheels Carts are located at The Women’s Hospital, Deaconess Gateway Hospital, Memorial Hospital & Health Care Center in Jasper, St. Vincent Hospital for Women & Children and the Easterseals Rehabilitation Center.

Items Served on the Cart Include:

  • Coffee, hot chocolate, juice, water, and tea
  • Candy and snacks of all kinds
  • Toys, puzzles, and books

The Hospitality a la Carte program is free of charge (donations accepted). Besides the immediate needs these small tokens can meet, they provide simple reminders to families that they have a network of supporters during a challenging time. Happy Wheels Carts roll at:

  • Ascension St. Vincent Hospital for Women & Children Evansville
  • Baptist Health Deaconess Madisonville
  • Deaconess Gateway and The Women’s Hospital
  • Deaconess Henderson
  • Easterseals Rehabilitation Center Evansville
  • Good Samaritan Hospital Vincennes
  • Memorial Hospital and Health Care Jasper
  • Perry County Memorial Hospital Tell City

For more information about this program or to ask about volunteering, call 812-402-7642 x305.