Donor Spotlight: Linda Phillips
As a hospice volunteer for Bon Secours for 26 years, Linda Phillips knew of Noah’s Children and the support and comfort it provided families across Virginia. Engaging with the organization and its families proved to be a natural transition. A talented artist whose interests include woodworking and quilting, she also runs her 225-acre farm — complete with horses, dogs and, until recently, 60 cows — singlehandedly.
For the past eight years, Phillips has generously supported Noah’s Children. Each fall, she hosts a harvest-themed event at her farm for the families. Activities have included pumpkin picking, pumpkin painting, movies in the barn and pony rides, as well as abundant food and drink. Last year, more than 250 people attended.
“I think the families enjoy it,” she said. “I’m glad to be able to do it but it’s a sad thing that hospice for children is necessary. It truly is. It’s just overwhelming to see that there is this need and that there are twice as many people who don’t know about it.”
A soft-spoken woman whose artistic creations fill her home and workshop, Phillips doesn’t care for attention or recognition for her good works.
“Knowing that I’m giving back makes this meaningful to me,” she said. “That’s why I will continue to support Noah’s Children,” she said.
Support from donors like Linda Phillips helps Noah’s Children continue to offer palliative and pediatric care to kids without charging for services. For more information about how you can help, please contact the Bon Secours Richmond Health Care Foundation at (804) 287-7700.