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West LA Med Center Honors Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Kaiser Permanente employees from the West Los Angeles medical center volunteered their time and talents at the Hillcrest Drive Elementary School in Los Angeles to help honor, celebrate, and commemorate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Employees from throughout the organization came out and performed much-needed tasks around the school, including cleaning, gardening, painting, and minor construction projects.
Everyone's hard work helped to improve the school's appearance which will help create an environment that is much more conducive to learning for the children. Hillcrest Drive Elementary School's principal, Elizabeth I. Pratt, expressed her excitement and gratitude and said, "We work hard year-round to ensure that students have a safe and healthy learning environment, and we are so grateful for the support that Kaiser Permanente volunteers have committed to providing, to honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.".
Employees also demonstrated their commitment to the local communities by participating in a two-day Diaper Drive benefitting the Westside Food Bank. Employees donated more than 2500 diapers, almost 1500 wipes, and 40 packages of baby food.
These activities underscore Kaiser Permanente’s long-standing commitment to both diversity and community benefit, while also providing a unique opportunity for us to help improve our schools and reach out to some of the communities' most vulnerable residents.