Missouri Cooperage Donates $10K to Mercy Kids Campaign

August 21, 2017

A $10,000 gift from Missouri Cooperage will help transform and improve the way Mercy Hospital Lebanon cares for its youngest patients and their families.

Support is provided through ISCO CARES, a charitable giving program established by parent company Independent Stave Company. Employees are encouraged to identify causes close to their heart – in this case, the Mercy Kids campaign – and the company will make donations with the goal of investing in surrounding communities, spurring volunteerism and making a positive difference.

“It is important to us to share our passion, time and money in the surrounding communities where we work and live,” said Jeff Anderson, Missouri Cooperage manager. “Mercy is working hard to help fellow community members and very much deserves our support.”

Stefanie Hernandez, Shari Horsley, Morgan Sharp, Stacey Pearcy, Brennon Willard, Byron Dudley, Karen Simpson-Neasby, Kandi Fort, Ronda Bilyeu, and Becky Jones. Credit: Steven Strauch.

Stefanie Hernandez, Shari Horsley, Morgan Sharp, Stacey Pearcy, Brennon Willard, Byron Dudley, Karen Simpson-Neasby, Kandi Fort, Ronda Bilyeu, and Becky Jones. Credit: Steven Strauch.

Mercy Hospital Lebanon will use this donation to transform a recovery room bay and design it specifically for children. The space will feature rockers, curtains in a kid-friendly pattern, unique lighting, wall décor and other accents to make recovery more comfortable and less scary.

“The gift from Missouri Cooperage will completely transform how our littlest surgery patients recover post-operatively,” said Karen Simpson-Neasby, vice president of Mercy Health Foundation. “It’s an exciting time not just for parents, but for our co-workers who get to witness the improvements first-hand. From all of our Mercy Kids, a million thanks go out to Missouri Cooperage.”

Mercy Health Foundation, a non-profit organization, supports projects that provide health care scholarships, advanced technology and capital needs. To make a donation, help with projects like these or learn more, click here.

Missouri Cooperage, a subsidiary of Independent Stave Company is a dynamic, family-owned cooperage company reaching customers in more than 40 countries. Founded four generations ago by the Boswell family, Independent Stave Company still embraces the core values of family, innovation, community and hard work.

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