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HOUSTON – Community partners and volunteers spread joy to more than 270 children and their families at San José Clinic’s 80th Annual Patient Christmas party on Saturday, December 8th. This special Christmas celebration is the highlight of the holidays for many of our patient’s children, complete with gifts and a visit with Santa.
At the Christmas party, party-goers had their photos taken with Santa, their faces painted, and were entertained by balloon artists and a whimsical visit from Olaf and Anna. Each child received an age and gender appropriate gift from Santa’s workshop, each senior went home with a special gift basket, and parents received a gift card to prepare a healthy holiday meal.
“We love spreading joy and brightening the lives of our patients and their families by providing gifts for those in need, from infants to seniors.” said Maureen Sanders, president and CEO of San José Clinic. “We are so grateful for the generous support of the Charity Guild of Catholic Women and Pierpont Communications, along with many other generous community partners, who host toy drives and volunteer their time to make this event a success every year.”
Donations and volunteers for the party were provided by the Charity Guild of Catholic Women, Pierpont Communications, McKinsey & Company, Cammarata Pediatric Dentistry, Daughters of Italian Heritage, the Hispanic Student Dental Association, St Luke’s United Methodist Church Woodshop, CHI – St. Luke’s Health, the Saint Anne’s Catholic Church Young Adult Group, and the community.
This Christmas party is a wonderful example of the comprehensive care found at San José Clinic, which focuses on the larger lives of their patients and brings joy to their families. For more information about San José Clinic, Houston’s premiere safety-net clinic, visit www.sanjoseclinic.org