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updated: 10/28/2013 3:16 PM

Accretive Helping Hands raises money for Jackson school children

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  • Accretive Helping Hands recently raised funds to provide backpacks and school supplies to children in Jackson, Mo.

    Accretive Helping Hands recently raised funds to provide backpacks and school supplies to children in Jackson, Mo.
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As a part of its dedication to philanthropic activities, Accretive Helping Hands, a charitable organization founded by Accretive Health employees in December of 2012, recently raised $3,300 for school children in Jackson, Mo. The Chicago-based philanthropic group worked with CrossRoads Church in Jackson to raise money for school supplies and backpacks that the local children would otherwise be unable to afford, thus furthering their advancement in education.

"We are thrilled that all of the combined efforts helped area children get a great start to their 2013/2014 school year," said Beth Langston, one of the many Accretive Health employees who volunteered time and resources to Accretive Helping Hands. "The goal was to raise enough money to help all of the kids from Jackson who were in need, and we were able to meet that goal."

The first fundraising event was hosted at Culver's Restaurant in Cape Girardeau, Mo. Volunteers dedicated their day to serving patrons and helping to clean and maintain the restaurant. In return, Culver's donated a percentage of their sales for that day to the backpack program.

The second event consisted of a dinner, silent auction, and 50/50 raffle held at CrossRoads Church. Accretive Helping Hands was instrumental in organizing the event with CrossRoads and assisted by running the various activities that took place.

In total, the fundraising events provided enough resources to fill backpacks for more than 300 children. Among the items included were pens, pencils, calculators, and school-related coupons.

About Accretive Helping Hands

Accretive Helping Hands is a non-profit organization (501(c)(3) status pending) whose mission is to partner with healthcare and social service providers to jointly identify patients and their families and assist these individuals in a way that extends beyond the episode of care.

If you would like to make a donation to Accretive Helping Hands you can email the charity at

About Accretive Health

At Accretive Health, our mission is to help our healthcare clients strengthen their financial stability and deliver better care at a more affordable cost to the communities they serve, increasing healthcare access for all. For more information, visit