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ALBANY, GA (WALB) – Phoebe Putney and doctors at the hospital are teaming up to help the community. National Doctors' Day is next week. Instead of getting gifts of appreciation for their work, doctors at Phoebe are giving to others.
Phoebe Putney used to spend about $5,000 on small tokens and gifts for physicians who serve at their hospital, but several years ago, doctors decided they would rather see that money do more good, and asked for it to be donated to non profits instead.
College students from across the country are busy giving up their spring break to build homes for Habitat for Humanity.
"I think it's important as college students to use what we do have to give and that is our time," said college student Sarah Elble.
But some are able to give more than time, they are able to give cold hard cash. "That's a great feeling."
Doctors have taken money that could be theirs and given it to organizations in need.
"Phoebe used to give us a small token gift of appreciation, so for the last three years, we decided we would like to use that money for a noble cause rather than to have a small gift," said Dr. Jyotir Mehta.
And the $2500 donation is a major gift for Habitat."This is really special because the doctors themselves picked the organizations they were giving them to, so we were just so pleased that they recognized the work that we're doing in the community and chose us to be a recipient," Stacy Odom Driggers.
It's money that will help Bridgette and B. J. Harris get in their brand new home sooner. "We feel good to know someone came to help someone out to get into a home, and a better place to live."
And Habitat wasn't the only recipient of the doctors' gifts. The Anchorage also got a $2500 donation.
"I'm especially proud of being able to give this to the Anchorage, because I've been on the board of the Anchorage for about 10 years, so I'm on both sides of this gift and it feels real good," Dr. Timothy Trulock said.
And since donations have been down this year, the money comes at a critical time.
"The Anchorage has 55 guys in treatment here at any one time," Kenny Phillips said. "It costs around an average of $485 per month per man, so a gift of $2500 goes an awful long way to support several men."
Doctors giving and supporting people and organizations in need. Phoebe has been donating money to organizations for about the past three years. Each year, Doctors chose different groups to donate the money to.
Doctors' day was first celebrated nationally in 1990. The official day of recognition is March 30th.