A message of thanks from the Little family to my Baptist family
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to you and your loved ones! I hope this time of year brings you the joy and kindness you give to our patients and communities every day.
Your spirit of giving is particularly evident during this time of year, when so many of you extend our healing mission to the less fortunate. Last week, I joined 70 Corporate building team members and served a Christmas lunch to more than 200 Baptist Operation Outreach homeless patients. These special guests also received backpacks full of warm clothes and toiletries to help them through the rough winter months.
Baptist Union City team members donated 170 gifts to students in five Head Start programs. The hospital also donated food to Chimes for Charity, which prepares food baskets for families in need; helped sponsor the Community Concert Association’s Chimes for Charity Benefit Concert; and donated $1,000 to the United Way of Obion County.
The Baptist College of Health Sciences’ Allied Health Student Association gathered Angel Tree gifts, while 23 Baptist DeSoto departments bought gifts for 36 children from DeSoto County Child Protective Services.
Baptist Jackson hosted “Christmas at Baptist,” where team members gave money and other gifts to the Stewpot Community Services’ “Opportunity Center,” a safe, clean place where the homeless can stay during the day. And Baptist Medical Center Attala hosted a “Santa Social” for children, complete with cocoa, cookies, and music.
These are just a few of the many ways our team members helped the less fortunate have a merrier Christmas. Thank you for all you do to serve those in need in our communities. You make me proud every day, especially when you live out our mission in this way.
Baptist Attala hosted a “Santa Social” for area children.
Students from Baptist College donated gifts for the Angel Tree.
70 team members, including President and CEO Jason Little, served food and distributed backpacks to 200 homeless individuals during the 9th annual “Tree of Faith, Hope and Love” event.
23 Baptist DeSoto departments bought gifts for children in DeSoto County Child Protective Services