Good Samaritan Employees Provide Christmas Gifts to Area Children

Christmas is a time to think of others, and year after year that is what the employees at Good Samaritan do through the hospital’s “Giving Tree.” This Christmas, thanks to Good Samaritan employees, 170 children in the Knox County community will have a few more gifts under their Christmas tree.

Through the “Giving Tree” program, hospital employees bought Christmas gifts for less-fortunate children in the Vincennes Community, South Knox and North Knox elementary schools. Hundreds of gifts were collected for these children.IMG_3833 copy

Rob McLin, President and CEO of Good Samaritan, said Good Samaritan employees prove that they live out the
hospital’s namesake. “Our employees truly enjoy our Giving Tree program every year,” McLin stated. “They continue to go above and beyond for the children in our community and enjoy shopping for the children. Because of their generosity, 170 children will have a smile on their face on Christmas morning.”
For the Giving Tree, each of the grade schools provide the hospital with information on at least 25 children who may need a little extra this Christmas. The parents of the children fill out anonymous information forms that include only the child’s sizes, interests, favorite colors and wishes. The information along with the child’s age is added to a tag, which is hung on a hospital tree. Good Samaritan employees then choose the children they would like to buy gifts for this Christmas.

Good Samaritan started the Giving Tree program well over 20 years ago to give something back to the community and to help the children of Knox County have a wonderful and meaningful Christmas.
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“We feel so blessed to have the opportunity to not only make Christmas a little brighter for the children in our community, but for their parents as well,” McLin said. “Our employees continue to make this program a success every year. They all have such big hearts and love helping these families.”

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