Employee and physician volunteering in the community
Kaiser Permanente employees and physicians engage in the community by volunteering their time and expertise. Nonprofit organizations with 501(c)(3) status can post volunteer opportunities on an internal Kaiser Permanente website in order to engage employees and physicians by completing this form: New Project Submission Form.
Domestic Violence Necessities Drive is a Success
Kaiser Permanente Baldwin Park Medical Center held a press conference on November 17 to announce the results of a month-long collection drive to benefit survivors of domestic violence.
The drive, held in partnership with Congresswoman Judy Chu and Congresswoman Grace Napolitano and local women’s shelters, started in October and coincided with Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Toiletries and school supplies were collected. The campaign yielded dozens of boxes of toiletries, school supplies and other items such as diapers, toys, and books.
Employees, physicians, and members from Kaiser Permanente facilities throughout the San Gabriel Valley contributed to the campaign. Items were donated to the Women’s & Children Crisis Shelter, House of Ruth, and YWCA-WINGS San Gabriel Valley, to benefit the residents of their shelters.
Additionally, Kaiser Permanente Baldwin Park made a $1,000 donation to each of the shelters to supplement what was not collected in the drive such as new bed linens, towels, or other items that are needed to make each shelter as much of a home as possible for the victims and their families.
National Drug Take Back Day event helps make community safer
Kaiser Permanente Baldwin Park partnered with the Baldwin Park Police Department to collect nearly 579 pounds of unused, expired, or unwanted drugs.
Kaiser Permanente Staff Plants Community Garden
On October 7, more than 25 employees from Pharmacy Departments throughout San Gabriel Valley and Construction Services teamed up to provide a community garden for the Boys and Girls Club of Monterey Park. Employees and their family members participated in the event.
The group planted carrots, spinach, onions, tomatoes, and strawberries. Two trees, plum and peach, were also planted for the kids to learn about agriculture. The goal is to encourage healthy eating.
Press Conference Kicks Off Domestic Violence
Kaiser Permanente Baldwin Park teamed up with Congresswoman Grace Napolitano and Congresswoman Judy Chu to host a press conference to kick off the annual Domestic Violence Necessities Drive that runs through October 31 in observance of National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. The campaign benefits victims of domestic violence at the Women’s & Children’s Crisis Shelter, House of Ruth, and YWCA – WINGS San Gabriel Valley. All donations directly assist victims of domestic violence and their children.
You can help support local domestic violence shelters that provide vital services to these vulnerable individuals and families by bringing in toiletries and children’s school supplies. Collection boxes are located in the lobby at the Baldwin Park Medical Center and at the following outlying medical offices: Diamond Bar, Montebello, San Dimas, and West Covina through October 31.
Pictured above: Congresswoman Grace Napolitano and Congresswoman Judy Chu are pictured with Maggie Pierce, Senior Vice President and Area Manager, Kaiser Permanente Baldwin Park; and Victor Cheng, MD, Physician-in-Charge, Kaiser Permanente Diamond Bar Medical Offices; along with representatives from participating shelters.
Backpack and School Supply Campaign
Thanks to the efforts of physicians and employees from the Kaiser Permanente Baldwin Park Medical Center, local school students in Baldwin Park and West Covina received backpacks and school supplies to start the new school year. More than 850 backpacks were collected. Nearly 20 departments participated in the campaign.
Shoes That Fit
Kaiser Permanente Baldwin Park teamed up with Shoes That Fit to host a collection drive for new athletic shoes for students. Thanks to the efforts of employees and physicians, 190 pairs of new shoes were distributed to students at Cortada Elementary School in El Monte.
Girls’ Health Rocks Conference
More than 125 teens and their parents attended the Girls’ Health Rocks conference hosted by Kaiser Permanente Baldwin Park. Physicians and staff from Pediatrics, Ob/Gyn, and Family Medicine departments combined efforts to provide health presentations on a variety of topics.