Steward Medical Group Aids More than 1,400 Kids in Day of Giving
(WATERTOWN, MA) October 1, 2019– On September 18, more than 100 employees of Steward Medical Group rolled up their sleeves and dived into a day of giving back to aid more than 1,400 children in Massachusetts by volunteering at Cradles to Crayons in Boston.
The volunteers from Steward Medical Group, a physician-led multispecialty practice that is a key part of Steward Health Care, spent the day sorting clothing donations to create complete outfits for children, fulfilling wish lists for recipients, as well as shining up kids’ shoes and boots for the coming winter season. Volunteers also created “KidPacks,” an assortment of required school supplies in a backpack which will be distributed to more than 120 kids.
“Our employees are very civic-minded and enjoyed volunteering for an effort that can immediately benefit children in our communities and beyond,” said Ashley Koch, Chief Financial Officer of Steward Medical Group. “We’re proud to partner with Cradles to Crayons and look forward to future opportunities to lend our hands.”
Overall, Cradles to Crayons helps support approximately 145,000 children across the Commonwealth, although the real need is closer to 250,000 children who could benefit from the volunteer efforts, according to Cradles to Crayons.
“Our hope is that we continue to attract more volunteers who will continue to assist us in our goals to serve our communities,” said Katie Amoro, Director of Development at Cradles to Crayons. “We have made huge strides in broadening the number of children we are able to help and know there is a lot more need out there that we can help address. This work would not be possible without the help of volunteers like the employees at Steward Medical Group.”
Community members wishing to support Cradles to Crayons can do so in several ways, including:
- Volunteering: Sign up for another volunteer shift here.
- Donate new or gently-used children's items to one of our 35+ drop-off locations throughout the Commonwealth. Find a location near you!
- Provide financial support. Cradles to Crayons® relies on the generosity of our individual, family and corporate supporters. Click here to make a contribution.
- Join our Giving Corps to take a more active role in The Giving Factory and in the community.
Steward Medical Group also used the opportunity for internal team-building, encouraging employees who may not typically encounter each other in a work day get to know one another, and fostering collaboration among staff. Steward Medical Group provides care in 11 states. The organization is headquartered at Nine Galen Street in Watertown.
Employees of Steward Medical Group volunteered for a Day of Giving with Cradles to Crayons, in support of aiding children in Massachusetts.
About Steward Health Care
Steward Health Care is the nation’s largest private, tax paying physician-led health care network in the United States. Headquartered in Dallas, Texas, Steward operates 37 hospitals in the United States and the country of Malta that regularly receive top awards for quality and safety. The company employs approximately 42,000 health care professionals. The Steward network includes multiple urgent care centers and skilled nursing facilities, substantial behavioral health services, over 7,900 beds under management, and approximately 2.2 million full risk covered lives through the company's managed care and health insurance services.
The Steward Health Care Network includes 5,000 physicians across 800 communities who help to provide more than 12 million patient encounters per year. Steward Medical Group, the company's employed physician group, provides more than six million patient encounters per year. The Steward Hospital Group operates hospitals in Malta and nine states across the U.S., including Arizona, Arkansas, Florida, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas, and Utah.
Additional information is available at www.steward.org