From now until Dec. 14, Swedish Medical Center nurses, physicians, families and friends will be collecting hygiene kit supplies to give to students in need—and they’re asking for the publics help also.
“The holidays represent time to relax and enjoy family and friends. For some of our homeless and at-risk families, this is unfortunately not a reality,” said Becky Manning, Englewood Schools homeless liaison. “We like to be able to help in ways that allow families to spend more time on things that are important to them. Basic needs may be a struggle, and resources such as hygiene kits are always appreciated.”
With a team of approximately 2,000 dedicated employees, 300 volunteers and 1,400 physicians, Swedish Medical Center hopes they can gather enough supplies to help many families within the community. “I know it seems small, but we hope our effort to provide these items will help our students and families have a warmer holiday season this year,” said Theresa Lelong, assistant director of Employee Health and Wellness at Swedish Medical Center.
Items will be collected in the main lobby of Swedish Medical Center and distributed to Englewood Schools at the end of December.
Items can be dropped off at the main lobby at 501 East Hampden Ave. in Englewood through Dec. 14
Small/travel size items needed:
• Body wash/soap
• Band aids
• Hair brush/comb
• Wash cloth
• Small packages of laundry detergent pods
Additional items needed:
• Student sized backpacks in solid colors
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