Thursday, December 20, 2012

Toy Drive Gets Results

Spring Branch Community Health Center (SBCHC) distributed more than 350 toys on Dec. 19 to students at The Lion Lane School for the third year in a row.

SBCHC has partnered with GE Oil & Gas, Community Health Choice, (CHC), and SBISD for several years now to provide holiday gifts to two area preschool centers, Lion Lane and Tiger Trail Schools for Early Learning. 

The partnership started three years ago when Ana Padron, a Community in Schools employee, shared with SBCHC that many students at both schools did not receive outside support during the holidays. SBCHCs and started an annual Toy Drive for the holidays.

“Every year our partners come through and help collect over 600 toys to distribute to every child at each school! Each class is also able to take a group picture with Santa after they receive their gift. For the first time this year, volunteers from SBCHC, GE, and CHC read a holiday book to each class. Afterwards, Santa Claus came by during the Lion Lane Sign-Along to greet every child,” Edlin Maldanado with SBCHC said. “The children were all smiles the entire morning.”!

 The community partners are already looking forward to next year when the tradition will be shared with more students, Maldanado also said.


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