MountainView Hospital August 11, 2017

MountainView Hospital employees and volunteers this week donated a trailer full of school supplies to neighboring school J.T. McWilliams Elementary.

For more than seven years, MountainView employees and volunteers have donated school supplies to J.T. 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.

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

“MountainView employees have big hearts; whether it is caring for our patients or working to make our community a better place to live,” said Jeremy Bradshaw, 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 1,900 pencils and 410 glue sticks.

“Every year I am astonished by how much our employees give, from gift cards for the school to use, to new backpacks, classroom supplies and even clothes for the students,” said Dena Dzierbicki, MountainView Hospital Volunteer director and organizer of the annual drive. “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.

2017 donated items:

  • Backpacks: 40
  • Backpacks filled with school supplies: 4
  • Binders: 19
  • Clorox wipes: 14 tubs
  • Colored pencils: 74 boxes
  • Composition notebooks: 136
  • Crayons: 250 boxes
  • Crayola markers: 106 boxes
  • Dry erase markers: 18
  • Elmer’s glue: 64
  • Glue sticks: 410
  • Hand sanitizers: 44 bottles
  • Hand soap: 48 bottles
  • Highlighters: 76
  • Kleenex: 85 boxes
  • Notebook paper: 54 packs
  • Notebooks – spiral: 106
  • Page dividers: 30 packs
  • Paper towels: 48
  • Pencil cases: 35
  • Pencils: 1,900
  • Pens: 525
  • Pocket folders: 91
  • Post its: 52
  • Rulers: 112
  • Scissors: 153
  • Socks – girls: 79 pairs
  • Socks – boys: 99 pairs
  • Toothbrushes: 112
  • Toothpaste: 53
  • Underwear – girls: 112 each
  • Underwear – boys: 71 each
  • Cash/gift cards: $270

About MountainView Hospital:

MountainView Hospital is a state-of-the-art, full-service medical facility located in the heart of northwest Las Vegas. With a dedicated and talented staff of employees and outstanding physicians, MountainView Hospital is recognized for high patient satisfaction and for providing quality and compassionate care to our community since 1996.  MountainView features nationally recognized programs including a top cardiovascular and thoracic center and the renowned Las Vegas Institute for Robotic Surgery. MountainView’s Graduate Medical Education program, trains the next generation of physicians and surgeons for our community.

MountainView is a member of the respected Sunrise Health System consisting of Sunrise Hospital, Sunrise Children’s Hospital, Southern Hills Hospital and several surgery, diagnostic imaging and urgent care centers, offering a complete range of specialized and technologically advanced services. @MountainViewLV

MountainView Hospital
3100 N. Tenaya Way, Las Vegas, NV 89128
www.mountainview-hospital.com