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.
Kaiser Permanente Baldwin Park honors memory of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Kaiser Permanente Baldwin Park served as a presenting sponsor for the San Gabriel Valley NAACP and the City of West Covina’s 19th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday Celebration held at the West Covina Civic Center. More than 200 participants took part in the festivities.
Kaiser Permanente provided the “Wheel of Health” education game, blood pressure screenings, and distributed health education materials targeting specific diseases that are prevalent in the African-American community including diabetes, cholesterol, and high blood pressure.
Special thanks to the Kaiser Permanente staff members who volunteered for the event.
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
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.