This Committee acts in an advisory capacity to the Director of Social Work Services at RGH and considers the particular social and psychological needs of patients. RGHA supports the Social Work Services budget for transportation, clothing and other needs of RGH patients that cannot be secured in other ways. It also collects and distributes funds or the RGHA annual holiday project. In past years members of the RGHA Board and several Twigs have given over $1,500 to help families at Bethany House, residents at Hill Haven Nursing Home, and families served by House of Mercy with holiday dinners, food cards, and holiday gifts. The committee also helps organize, fund, and host the annual Ella Hollister Award Ceremony in honor of the first social worker employed by RGH’s predecessor, Rochester City Hospital.