Supporting the Mother-Baby Bond

What is more joyful than the birth of a new child? New family receiving a new breast pump.

Here at the CHRISTUS Southeast Texas Foundation, we want to ensure that every new mom and baby are well-equipped to start their new journey together. That is why we teamed up with the CHRISTUS Southeast Texas St. Elizabeth Lactation Clinic to offer free breast pumps to families in need. To date, the Foundation has provided over 50 breast pumps to Southeast Texas families.

The Foundation is proud to support and empower new moms in our area, as it is part of our mission to provide effective, compassionate care, especially to the underserved. 

“We are grateful to have received funds from the CHRISTUS Southeast Texas Foundation to initiate the Breast Pump Gift Program to ensure every mother has a breast pump for home use at discharge. Providing a breast pump can increase the length of time a mother breastfeeds, thus extending the many health benefits of mother’s milk for mom and baby,” Stacie Jones, Lead Lactation Consultant.  

The CHRISTUS St. Elizabeth team is proud to be the only hospital in Beaumont to have the Baby-Friendly Designation. This is quite the achievement since only 428 of the 5,550 hospitals in the United States are Baby-Friendly hospitals or birth centers. 

In order to comply with St. Elizabeth’s Baby Friendly Designation guidelines, the hospital must provide resources for families to help them successfully breastfeed. With approximately 60% of our mothers returning to work after 6-8 weeks, a breast pump is essential for continuing breastfeeding during this transition. 

The Foundation looks forward to continuing this special and vital partnership.

 

Free Items & Discounts for Healthcare Workers

Free Items & Discounts for Healthcare Workers
The world is fighting a war against COVID-19 right now, and our highly valued medical professionals are on the front line. To show appreciation during this trying time, many companies are offering free items and discounts for workers in the healthcare industry. The list below is just a few of the companies in Southeast Texas offering deals. We will continue to update this list as information becomes available.

Love’s Travel Stops (A Children’s Miracle Network Community Partner!!)

We already LOVE Love’s because of their dedicated fundraising efforts each year for our Children’s Miracle Network! During the COVID-19 crisis, Love’s is offering a free medium fountain drink or coffee as a ‘thank you’ to first responders and medical professionals through May. All you need is to be wearing a first responder uniform, medical scrubs, or present your work identification card!

Love’s Travel Stops
I-10, Exit 843/Smith Rd
7495 Smith Rd
Beaumont, TX, 77713

Starbucks

Through May 3, 2020, any customer who identifies as a front-line responder to the COVID-19 outbreak will receive a tall brewed coffee (hot or iced) at no charge.

Starbucks
Dowlen & Folsom
Open until 5:00 PM
3935 Dowlen Road
Beaumont, TX 77706

Starbucks
Hwy 69 & Hwy 365
Open until 5:00 PM
3610 Highway 365
Nederland, TX 77627

Starbucks
I-10 & College, Beaumont
Open until 5:00 PM
3850 College Street
Beaumont, TX 77701

Circle K

To support first responders and health care workers on the front line, Circle K is offering FREE coffee, Polar Pop Fountain Drinks, and Teas for those workers until the end of April. All you need to do is show a valid I.D. at a participating Circle K. We have called all of the locations listed below and confirmed they are participating locations.

Circle K
5805 Hwy 105
Beaumont

Circle K
1010 N Main St.
Vidor

Circle K
509 S Main St. 
Lumberton

Crocs

Crocs are offering a free pair of Classic Clogs to healthcare workers. If you are interested, please visit the link below to request a pair. Only while supplies last.

Get in Line Now

Steak ‘N Shake

Through April 7, 2020, Steak ‘N Shake is offering 20% off any Steakburger and/or order of Fries for people working in “Essential Services.” When you order, mention the discount and show any form of job I.D., such as a business card, badge or name tag to redeem.

Dollar General

Through April 30, 2020, Dollar General is offering a 10% discount for medical personnel, first responders, and activated National Guardsmen. Just show your badge or I.D.

More Information

COVID-19 Response Fund

To donate in support of our COVID-19 Response Fund, click here.

We greatly appreciate your care and concern for our patients, our associates, and our ministry while we face the challenges of COVID-19. In response to many who have reached out to offer help, we have set up a dedicated fund to support our COVID-19 response efforts.

These generous donations will help in caring for the most vulnerable in our community. Funds generously donated will help cover our hospitals’ supply, equipment, or program needs related to COVID-19 response.

Extending the healing ministry of Jesus Christ and responding to community need is the heart of our mission, especially in times of crisis. Together, we can make a difference. Thank you for considering this invitation.

For more information about donating supplies or other additional resources, please contact the CHRISTUS Southeast Texas Foundation at 409-236-7555 or setx.foundation@christushealth.org.

NOTE: This is a fluid situation. We expect the three main areas listed above to be crucial to meeting the needs of the medical staff and patients.  We will continue to update this page, and evolve the direction of the fund to respond to what we are hearing and learning directly from the medical staff and patients.

To donate in support of our COVID-19 Response Fund, click here.

For more information regarding COVID-19, click here.

“To extend the healing ministry of Jesus Christ.”

 

IN-KIND DONATIONS

The CHRISTUS Southeast Texas Foundation asks the Southeast Texas community to support the COVID-19 response efforts of our CHRISTUS Southeast Texas Health System. Your generous donations will help our medical teams care for the most vulnerable in our community. Acceptable items include:

All donations must be new/unused and in original packaging.

  • Face masks (surgeon)
  • Disposable face masks
  • Homemade masks
  • N-95 masks (sometimes called respirators)
  • Eye protection including face shields (clear color shields) and safety goggles (clear color lenses)
  • Hand-sanitizer
  • Disposable gowns
  • Infrared thermometers
  • Wipes (hospital grade)

In-Kind Donation Form for CHRISTUS Southeast Texas Health System

The CHRISTUS Southeast Texas Foundation asks the Southeast Texas community to support the COVID-19 response efforts of our CHRISTUS Southeast Texas Health System. Your generous donations will help our medical teams care for the most vulnerable in our community.
  • Date Format: MM slash DD slash YYYY

Neches Federal Credit Union

On January 29, 2020, the CHRISTUS Southeast Texas Health Foundation and Children’s Miracle Network (CMN) welcomed Neches Federal Credit Union‘s Marketing Team to CHRISTUS St. Elizabeth for a check presentation of funds raised in 2019. We want to thank Neches Federal Credit Union for their generous donation. The money raised will directly benefit local kids through the CMN.

During their visit, the group toured the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) and the Pediatrics floor, giving them an up-close view of the equipment and improvements made thanks to the funds raised by the foundation and CMN.