HELPING OUR OWN

At some point, everyone needs a hand. Houston Methodist’s Employees Helping Employees program — a resource funded by employees for employees — offers co-workers a lifeline during times of crisis, providing financial assistance to those facing challenges beyond their control.

Whether it’s because of a storm, a house fire or an unforeseen personal crisis, employees have a resource they can turn to for some financial relief. You can help ensure this resource is available by contributing to Houston Methodist Hospital Foundation’s Employees Helping Employees giving campaign today through June 24.

Your support, no matter the amount, is deeply appreciated. When you opt-in to make a $5 payroll deduction or give $30 or more, you’ll receive a 2024 Employees Helping Employees pin!

EHE FAQs

What is the Employees Helping Employees (EHE) Fund?

It is a fund that allows employees to contribute to support their co-workers facing hardships. Employees seeking help can apply for financial assistance during a crisis caused by an event beyond their control.

What is the difference between the EHE giving campaign and the United Way workplace campaign?

The EHE giving campaign aims to raise funds for Houston Methodist employees who need financial assistance during crises beyond their control. In contrast, the United Way workplace campaign raises funds to address broader community needs, such as improving education, financial stability and health in the Houston area.

How can I receive an Employees Helping Employees pin?

When you give $5 in payroll deduction or $30 or more in a one-time gift, you will receive a 2024 Employees Helping Employees pin in the mail by August. 

Can I designate my EHE gift to a specific Houston Methodist hospital?

Contributions made to the EHE fund benefit Houston Methodist employees systemwide. Gifts cannot be designated to a specific hospital.

Is my gift to EHE tax-deductible?

Houston Methodist Hospital Foundation is a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organization. Your gift may be tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.

How much should I give?

Choosing to make a gift is voluntary, and how much you give is based on your comfort level. Any contribution, no matter the amount, is appreciated. 

How can I make my gift through payroll deduction?

You can find instructions on payroll deduction here

May I make my gift over the phone?

Yes. Please call 832.667.5816 or email the Houston Methodist Hospital Foundation at donor@houstonmethodist.org. Someone from the foundation will be happy to assist you with making your gift. You can also make your gift online via the foundation’s portal, which is secure.   

May I send a check?

While online donations are preferred, you may mail a check payable to Houston Methodist Hospital Foundation at:

PO Box 4384 Houston, TX 77210-4384

Please write EHE2024 on the memo line.

What is the Houston Methodist Hospital Foundation?

 The Houston Methodist Hospital Foundation ensures that Houston Methodist has the support needed to achieve its vision for excellence in research, education and patient care. The foundation helps Houston Methodist accomplish its institutional priorities through fundraising, gift management and stewardship. 

Who do I contact for additional questions?

You can contact Emilee Clyburn at 346.739.6072 or elclyburn@houstonmethodist.org

Employees Helping Employees HR FAQs

How can I apply for financial assistance from the EHE fund myself?

You can apply for financial assistance from the EHE Fund by filling out and submitting this form.

How long does the application process take?

The application takes only a few minutes to complete. Responses to applications will be sent to your preferred email address within five business days. You will receive the Employees Helping Employees financial grant funds if your application is approved within seven to 10 business days.

Are all employees eligible to apply?

Those seeking assistance for damage caused to a rental property or property belonging to a friend or family member will not be eligible. Funds must benefit Houston Methodist employees directly.

Do I need to pay it back if I am eligible for assistance?

No, if you receive a grant through EHE, you do not need to repay it. 

Who should I contact to see if I am eligible to receive EHE funds?

You can contact the Houston Methodist HR Hub at 832.667.6211 or hrhub@houstonmethodist.org.