Wilma Perry, Frank Wyler, Kevin Kim, Miquel Ramos, Heather O’Brien, Caryl Bean and Pavla Titerova
Huguley Memorial Medical Center hosted its annual Day of Giving on Wednesday, November 12. The hospital collected 316 gift-filled shoeboxes for Operation Christmas Child and 383 pounds of canned goods for Burleson’s Harvest House. Cookies, hot chocolate and cider were served.
“The annual Day of Giving is a long-standing holiday tradition at Huguley. As we reflect on our blessings, we remember those who are in need, both close to home and around the world,” says Caryl Bean, volunteer services coordinator for Huguley Memorial Medical Center.
Operation Christmas Child began as a program of Samaritan’s Purse in 1993 to deliver Christmas gifts to children who are victims of poverty, war, natural disasters, disease and famine. More than 61 million shoeboxes have been packed, shipped and delivered across the globe to children in 105 countries. Individuals, churches and organizations fill shoeboxes with toys, school supplies, and personal items.
The canned goods collected at Huguley will be used by Harvest House to provide holiday meals. Last year, Harvest House gave food to prepare for Thanksgiving dinner to more than 100 area families. At Christmas, they served a holiday dinner to 1000 people and provided more than 300 boxes of food to families.
Harvest House, a faith-based ministry of the Burleson Ministerial Alliance Auxiliary, assists individuals and families in need with food, clothing, medication, and limited financial assistance. Harvest House receives no government funding and is generously supported by more than 20 local churches and the community. Located in Burleson, Harvest House serves Johnson County residents.