Archive for December, 2010

The Holiday Season
—Posted Friday, December 17th, 2010 at 7:58 pm— « »


Santa poses with Andrea Martinez and Emma Gilchrist during Holiday Party

I am one of those people that really enjoys the holiday season.  Maybe it’s because I was born during the holiday season so in a way I was kind of a Christmas present myself.  At the Mendocino Coast District Hospital, we celebrate the season in a number of different ways.   Perhaps most importantly, it is a time when our employees give back to our community.    Once again this year, our staff created a “Holiday Giving Tree.”  75 paper ornaments adorned the tree and each one represented a child or a parent in need of generosity to help make their holiday season a little brighter.  Gift recipients are clients of local charitable organizations such as Project Sanctuary, the Youth Project and Safe Passages.  The 75 ornaments were snatched up in a matter of days and all of the gifts have now been distributed.  December is also when our Hospice Program holds it’s annual “Light Up a Life” fundraising event.   Our generous community raised over $30,000 this year so that people in our community can have the benefit of hospice services with no cost to those who need the services.