MountainView Hospital August 07, 2018

Las Vegas, NV - MountainView Hospital employees this week donated boxes full of school supplies to neighboring school JT McWilliams Elementary.

For more than eight years, MountainView employees and volunteers have donated school supplies to JT McWilliams. This year, in addition to school supplies, employees donated new socks, underwear, toothbrushes and toothpaste after learning that many families at the school were unable to supply these items for their children.

JT McWilliams has more than 700 students, of which approximately 91 percent qualify for free or reduced lunch.

"MountainView employees never fail to show that they have big hearts," said Jeremy Bradshaw, MountainView Chief Executive Officer. "Not only do they dedicate their time caring for our patients, but also join hands to make our community a better place to live."

In addition to underwear and socks, many employees donated backpacks, large quantities of paper towels and tissue, and an astounding 962 pencils and 217 boxes of crayons.

"Every year I am surprised by our employees' willingness to give: from gift cards for the school to use, to new backpacks, classroom supplies and even clothes for the students," Bradshaw said. "We want to be able to help the students and teachers get the school year off to a great start."

School staff said year-after-year they are overwhelmed with the generosity of MountainView's employees and their commitment to the community.

2018 donated items:

  • Backpacks: 23
  • Binders: 28
  • Clorox wipes: 9 tubs
  • Colored pencils: 46 boxes
  • Composition notebooks: 200
  • Crayons: 217 boxes
  • Crayola markers: 49 boxes
  • Dry erase markers: 40
  • Elmer's glue: 72
  • Erasers: 129
  • Glue sticks: 170
  • Hand sanitizers: 44 bottles
  • Hand soap: 29 bottles
  • Highlighters: 64
  • Kleenex: 61 boxes
  • Notebook paper: 66 packs
  • Notebooks - spiral: 88
  • Page dividers: 36 packs
  • Paper towels: 54
  • Pencil cases: 30
  • Pencils: 962
  • Pens: 430
  • Pocket folders: 147
  • Post its: 56
  • Rulers: 107
  • Scissors: 87
  • Socks - girls: 48 pairs
  • Socks - boys: 14 pairs
  • Toothbrushes: 42
  • Toothpaste: 40
  • Underwear - girls: 127 each
  • Underwear - boys: 41 each
  • Cash/gift cards: $350