Local retailer partners with St. Luke’s Wood River Foundation

NEWS RELEASE: Local retailer partners with St. Luke’s Wood River Foundation

On Friday, August 11 the local J. McLaughlin store in Ketchum, Idaho will be hosting their first ever Sip & Shop benefit to support St. Luke’s Wood River Foundation. The shop will be donating 15 percent of proceeds from the day to the Foundation.

SLWRF’s Chief Development Officer, Megan Tanous said, “We are so pleased that our local retail community is stepping up to support our initiatives here at the Foundation and can’t thank them enough for their efforts.”

The need for workforce housing is at the forefront of SLWRF’s fundraising efforts, as they request help from the community. Building employee housing is the only way to retain and recruit essential high quality healthcare workers. The Foundation has partnered with ARCH Community Housing Trust and St. Luke’s Health System to build 12 new workforce housing units. To date, four new homes have been completed in Quigley farms and two new fourplexes are under construction in Hailey and Bellevue. Thanks to community generosity, these homes  are slated to be completed and move-in ready by 2024.

  1. McLaughlin is located at 520 E. 4thStreet in Ketchum, ID. The Sip & Shop will take place on Friday, August 11 from 12pm – 5pm. Shoppers unable to attend may call the store at 208-471-5387 to place an order. Items for purchase may be viewed on their website at jmclaughlin.com [jmclaughlin.com]

The mission of St. Luke’s Wood River Foundation is to inspire generosity that improves health and well-being in the community.          One hundred percent of every contribution to the St. Luke’s Wood River Foundation remains in our community.

For more information, visit www.slwrf.org, call 208-727-8447 or email wrfriends@slhs.org.