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Florida Hospital Backpacks For Kids

The mission of Florida Hospital is “To Extend the Healing Ministry of Jesus Christ”. One of the ways we do this is by serving our community. One of the most popular drives is the Backpacks for Kids Campaign which involves collecting employee donations of book bags filled with school supplies for children in grades Kindergarten through Fifth grade.

Florida Hospital Backpacks For Kids

The mission of Florida Hospital is “To Extend the Healing Ministry of Jesus Christ”. One of the ways we do this is by serving our community. One of the most popular drives is the Backpacks for Kids Campaign which involves collecting employee donations of book bags filled with school supplies for children in grades Kindergarten through Fifth grade.

“We have to ensure that children in need have the school supplies they need to go back to school,” said Florida Hospital pastoral care team member Elougee Williamson. “I’m quite humbled to just serve, help another person and show how much we care for our community. This is always a part of the whole care experience here at Florida Hospital.”

The annual Backpack for Kids Campaign began about 20 years ago. Each campus designates their backpacks to local schools in need. The campaign this year runs July 23 – August 7. The Backpack for Kids program is designed to help underprivileged children who are not able to buy a new backpack and school supplies for their first day of school. Last year, FH employees donated more than 2,600 backpacks to the community.

Since launching in 2001, Florida Hospital’s Backpacks for Kids program has provided school supplies and backpacks to thousands of local children.

Collection Day at FH Orlando will be on Tuesday, August 7th between 8am – 3pm at the hospital’s CREATION Conference Rooms A&B in the Ginsburg Tower. The conference rooms are below the escalators that come from the Alden parking garage.

“Our employees get excited about this campaign because I think it brings back that nostalgia of opening up a new backpack with fresh supplies on the first day of school,” said Meghan Israel, who coordinates the program. “Unfortunately, not every parent can supply that for their children. As employees, we can work together to help these children have the same experience that we all may have remembered.”

Thank you for the support.

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Lyndsay Fogarty Lyndsay Fogarty has had many roles at Central Florida Lifestyle, working her way from intern to contributing writer to managing editor. She is a graduate of the University of Central Florida’s Nicholson School of Communication where she earned her degree in journalism. Along the way, she has learned that teamwork and dedication to your craft will get you far, and a positive outlook on the present will get you even farther.

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