Baptist Trinity team members and volunteers are devoted to their patients. But outside of work, their hearts also belong to a special place – the Shrine School.
The Shrine School is a public Shelby County School for children with disabilities, and Baptist Trinity has adopted it. Team members and volunteers regularly visit the school to read to the students, hold a teacher appreciation lunch with food from Olive Garden, and compete with the kids in a basketball game. In addition, team members and volunteers donate wipes, sweat pants and socks to classrooms in case students need them.
“The children are always so excited to have us at the school,” said Collin Cheek, a graduate student who works at Baptist Trinity. “It means so much to see the children laugh and show their thanks with their sweet expressions.”
According to Collin, Baptist Trinity is very dedicated to the Shrine School. Those who go to the school to volunteer express a desire to keep going back to help in any way they can.
“We can’t say enough about how meaningful every visit is and how it renews that feeling inside us to be thankful for all our blessings and to always want to give back to our community,” Collin said. “It is our privilege to help wonderful and loyal teachers, whose jobs require them to be not only teachers but caregivers to their students. When we read to their class, they can take a break, and our team makes sure they have the right supplies. It’s just our way of saying thank you to some of the most deserving teachers in our schools.”
Judy Hindman, Baptist Trinity’s office manager, coordinates volunteer events with the Shrine School.