Helping Those in Need
Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center Day of Service supports local nonprofits
Approximately 150 Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center employee and physician volunteers and their families recently gave back to their community by supporting 6 nonprofit organizations within LAMC’s service area.
This Day of Service is one of 2, large-scale volunteer opportunities available to LAMC health care professionals throughout the year. During the August 24 event, the volunteers eagerly sorted food, built shelter, beautified property, and more for dedicated organizations that help our communities thrive.
“Improving the health of our Kaiser Permanente members and the communities we serve does not only happen within the walls of our medical facilities. For those reasons and more, Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center activated close to 150 physicians, staff, and their families to give one Saturday to dedicate nearly 600 volunteer hours and support 6 community partners serving the most vulnerable in our local communities. Together with our community partners, Kaiser Permanente LAMC is committed to building healthier, stronger, and more resilient communities.”
-- Will Grice, LAMC, senior vice president and area manager
Here are some highlights from what the volunteers and community partners accomplished together:
East Los Angeles Women’s Center
Organized donations and put together hygiene and self-care backpacks for women impacted by homelessness in Los Angeles.
Built playhouse structures to help make a house a home for underserved families.
(The activity was held at the Kaiser Permanente Pasadena Medical Office Building.)
Los Angeles Regional Food Bank
Sorted, inspected, and repackaged donated food items for people experiencing food insecurity.
Joined a fun-loving group of compassionate people to do everything from chopping, stirring, and mixing, to baking and packaging meals.
St. Francis Center Los Angeles
Sorted and distributed food items to individuals and families in need.
Beautified the barn, stables, and property to keep it in top condition for underserved and at-risk girls who are offered support and empowerment through various programs.