In December 2018, Life Care Center of the South Shore in Scituate, Massachusetts, partnered with Health Imperatives, a local nonprofit, to collect items for women and children in their community who are in need.
Health Imperatives is based in Brockton, Massachusetts, with the mission to support families and individuals coping with the devastating effects of poverty and violence. It aims to help parents who may be unprepared for the challenges of raising young children, and who are worried about their health and safety.
“We decided to partner with a particular charity each month to help local folks in need,” said Kathy Behm, director of community relations and patient experience at the facility. “We chose to partner with this charity because one of our nurses, Lena Skjerli, is a volunteer in their programs. She saw the need first hand and approached me as the Director of Community Relations to see if we could help. We collected mountains of gifts and diapers.”
The facility collected donations of toys, games, art supplies, pajamas, warm clothing, diapers, wipes and hygiene products.
“We had an overwhelming response,” said Behm. “Employees, visitors and family members all pitched in and helped Christmas morning become a reality for dozens of families involved in this incredible program."