Methodist Sugar Land Hospital, in collaboration with the Sugar Land and Fort Bend Exchange Clubs and the Sugar Land Rotary, provided free flu shots to community members who participated in Santa’s Gift Exchange. The toys and clothing will benefit local children in the Fort Bend area during this holiday season.
“We were very pleased to see such a large turn-out on Saturday morning. It is great to work and live in a community that can come together for a wonderful cause that will benefit the children in our community. We are also proud to once again partner with the local exchange and rotary clubs to provide this community offering and plan to do so again in 2012,” said Leena Taneja, Director of Physician Relations and Marketing.
Organizers of Santa’s Gift Exchange 2011 are anticipating an increase of qualifying families due to recent economic downturns. Santa’s Gift Exchange will provide toys and clothing to more than 3,500 economically disadvantaged children in Fort Bend County. “A special thank you to the 350 plus people who attended the free flu shot clinic and Santa’s Exchange event, as more children will now get the presents they deserve,” said Kaelyn Stolhand, Marketing Coordinator at Methodist Sugar Land Hospital.
“We are thrilled that Methodist Sugar Land Hospital has once again collaborated with Santa’s Exchange for this very worthwhile project. The outpouring of support and toys from the community through this effort was truly awe inspiring. Through this joint effort, we are well on our way to collecting toys for the underprivileged Fort Bend children that without Santa’s Exchange would not be able to celebrate the holidays,” said Steve Griffith, President of the Exchange Club of Sugar Land.
The toy drive will continue through December 14th and Methodist Sugar Land Hospital will remain a site for donations. Please drop off new, unwrapped toys or clothing items to Methodist Sugar Land Hospital’s Main or Sweetwater lobbies.
For more information on Methodist Sugar Land Hospital, visit www.MethodistSugarLand.com or call 281-274-7500 for a physician referral.