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April 18, 2017

PSGC Recognized by American Red Cross

In January 2015, an all-volunteer group of employees who believed that we can and should invest in the community created a Blood Drive Committee. The committee recognized that blood donations could raise the outlook for healthcare self-sufficiency in southern Illinois, and the sheer importance of saving the lives of local people. This week, the American Red Cross recognized Prairie State, the Blood Drive Committee, and our employees for their support in 2015 and 2016. In 2015, 296 pints of blood were collected, and 396 were collected in 2016-- this equates to more than 2,000 lives saved! 

From Left to Right: Mary Jane Thomsen (American Red Cross), Kim Walster (PSGC Blood Drive Chair), Jim Andrew (PSGC), Tiffani Marhsall (American Red Cross), Don Gaston (PSGC CEO), and Allison Lauf (PSGC Blood Drive Chair)


February 17, 2017

PSGC Souper Bowl IV

For the past four years, Prairie State's employees have been "kicking off" their Souper Bowl food drive the Monday after the Super Bowl, to help local families and children in need. Non-perishable food items and cash donations support the CHOW program at Okawville Grade School and the Marissa Food Pantry.

Parents at Okawille Grade School established the “Combating Hunger On Weekends” program, better known as CHOW. Parents and teachers noticed that children in the free and reduced lunch program were not receiving meals at home over the weekends. Through this program, over 50 children in need receive a bag of ready-to-eat foods each Friday when they leave school