August 20, 2015
Las Vegas, NV August 20, 2015 — MountainView Hospital employees today donated a trailer full of school supplies to neighboring school JT McWilliams Elementary.
For more than six years, MountainView employees have donated school supplies to JT McWilliams. This year, in addition to school supplies, employees donated new socks and underwear after learning that many families at the school were unable to supply these basic items for their children.
JT McWilliams has more than 700 students, of which 91 percent qualify for free or reduced lunch.
“The need at this school is great, and I am proud that MountainView employees continue to step up to help meet the needs in our community,” said Chris Mowan, MountainView Chief Executive Officer.
In addition to underwear and socks, so many school supplies were donated a trailer had to be rented to deliver all the items. Many employees brought in not just backpacks – but backpacks filled with all the supplies a student needs for the school year. Mountains of paper towels and tissue were donated, along with an astounding 1,300 pencils and 201 glue sticks.
School staff said year-after-year they are overwhelmed with the generosity of MountainView’s employees and their commitment to the community.
(Pictured Left to right: Brian Wood, VP of HR; Kelly Kern, COO; Dena Dzierbicki, Director, Volunteer Services; JT McWilliams school administration)
2015 donated items:
- Backpacks: 11
- Backpacks filled with school supplies: 8
- Binders: 5
- Composition notebooks: 217
- Construction/drawing paper: 57 packages
- Crayons: 82 boxes
- Dry erase markers: 64
- Glue sticks: 201
- Hand sanitizers: 46 bottles
- Hand wipes – tubs/packages: 18
- Highlighters: 182
- Kleenex boxes: 48
- Notebooks – spiral: 66
- Paper towels: 52
- Pencils: 1,300
- Pens: 189
- Pocket folders: 32
- Rulers: 99
- Writing paper: 258 packages
- Socks – girls: 92 pairs
- Socks – boys: 103 pairs
- Underwear – girls: 89 each
- Underwear – boys: 66 each
- Cash/gift cards: $175
About MountainView Hospital:
MountainView Hospital is a state-of-the-art, full-service medical facility located in the heart of northwest Las Vegas, one of the fastest growing areas in the Valley. With a dedicated and talented staff of employees and outstanding physicians, MountainView Hospital (MVH) is recognized for high patient satisfaction and for providing quality and compassionate care to our community since 1996. The hospital is a member of the respected Sunrise Health System consisting of Sunrise Hospital, Sunrise Children’s Hospital, Southern Hills Hospital and several surgery and diagnostic imaging centers offering a complete range of specialized and technologically advanced services. @MountainViewLV
3100 N. Tenaya Way, Las Vegas, NV 89128