02/19/2010

WVU Hospitals delivers Random Acts of Kindness

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – West Virginia University Hospitals, for the sixth year, was part of Random Acts of Kindness Week activities with the United Way of Monongalia and Preston Counties.

The week to encourage local businesses and community members to perform acts of kindness began Monday, Feb. 15, and ends Sunday, Feb. 21, though some activities began earlier.

WVU Hospitals collected items for a community-wide drive for food pantries in Monongalia and Preston counties for more than a week.

In addition to the food drive, several hospital departments performed their own random acts of kindness:

● Child Development Center – Kids at the Center made cards and goody bags for the residents at Sundale Nursing Home. The staff gave out Hershey’s chocolate “hugs” and “kisses” during the week.

● Children’s Hospital – Staff offered cookies, coffee and tea on Monday in the lobby and waiting areas.

● Employee Health and Human Resources – Staff members collected donations for the Ritchie County Animal Shelter, which was destroyed by a fire in January.

● Health Sciences Center Cafeteria – Staff collected dish cloths, tea towels, potholders/mitts, spatulas and other kitchen items for the Salvation Army Soup Kitchen.

● Information Technology and Informatics – These departments collected household items to help stock the shelves of the Rosenbaum Family House.

● Rosenbaum Family House – Two massage therapists donated their time to provide chair massages Friday in the Family House’s third-floor lounge for guests and employees. The massage therapists were from Somatic Wellness Medical Massage and Day Spa.

● Ruby Cafeteria – Customers were randomly selected to receive free meals during the week.

● Security – Officers handed out candy and Random Acts of Kindness cards at the parking booth.

● Spine Center – Patients received a special gift when they visit the clinic during the week.
● Wellness Program – The department collected pet food and supplies to benefit the Mon County Canine Adoption Center.
 

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For more information:
Amy Johns, HSC News Service, 304-293-7087
johnsa@wvuh.com
rg: 02-19-10

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