Each day, South County Hospital volunteers add a level of service that creates a positive experience for patients and visitors. This holiday season, those same volunteers extended their hospitality into the community, spreading joy to those beyond their doors.
For those struggling financially, the holidays can be overwhelmingly stressful. To help lessen that stress, the South County Hospital volunteers, led by manager, Nadine McCauley, contacted area schools and other organizations to find out what items were on children’s “wish lists” and that their families may not be able to afford this year. The volunteers wrote those items - including Legos, art supplies and other gifts - on tags and decorated a Giving Tree with them. Everyone was invited to select a tag from the tree, purchase the item, and return the gift to the volunteer lobby desk. It wasn’t long before the tags were off the tree and the gifts were under it.
“We enjoy bringing joy,” Ms. McCauley said of the volunteer services. “Whenever we can extend that feeling into our community, we will.”
The gifts will be distributed through the organizations involved, making someone’s holiday season a little brighter.