Mission Hospital School Supply Drive Benefits Children’s Home
(L-R) Mercy Salinas, Volunteer Coordinator, Rosa Nea Garza, MRMC Auxiliary, Monica Salinas, Administrator, Rio Grande Valley Children’s Home, Lilliam Santana-Barrera, Director of Volunteer Services, and Irene Landeros, School Liaison
The Auxilliary at Mission Regional Medical Center sponsored a school suppply drive to benefit the Rio Grande Valley Children’s Home in Mission.
The weeklong campaign collected enough supplies for an estimated 80-100 students. Requested items included: writing utensils, erasers, pocket folders, calculators, protractors, compasses, rulers, crayons, 3-ring binders, handheld pencil sharpeners, notebooks, ruled filler paper, scissors and glue.
The Rio Grande Valley’s Children’s Home is an organization that provides basic child care for dependent, neglected and orphaned children. “Our volunteers did this from their heart. They wanted to ensure the children had the necessary school supplies to be successful in their studies, “ said Lilliam Santana-Barrera, Director of Volunteer Services.
The Auxiliary at Mission Regional Medical Center provides support, donates time and equipment and act as ambassadors for the hospital. If you would like to make a difference and become a member of the Auxiliary call Lilliam Santana-Barrera, Director of Volunteer Services at 956-323-1104.