Lincoln-Way East Classes Donate to Lullaby Birthplace through St. James HospitalMonday, November 27, 2017
On Wednesday, November 22, 2017, Lincoln-Way East’s Medical Anatomy and Physiology classes donated items for Lullaby Birthplace through Franciscan St. James Hospital. This program's purpose is to provide goods to new mothers in the area. The classes collected over a hundred items for this cause that included blankets, clothing, toys, and books.
“We truly appreciate the thoughtfulness that went into the donations. Our new moms are very appreciative of these items and our staff loves to give them out,” said Karen Yates, Director of Mission Integration and Volunteer Services at Franciscan Health, Olympia Fields and Chicago Heights.
The Lincoln-Way East classes and teachers wanted to assist with this program due to the relationship Lincoln-Way East has with St. James Hospital. The hospital has allowed students to shadow professionals since 2008 as part of the Medical Anatomy and Physiology course. Through this course, students are able to see a variety of jobs within the hospital for a semester. The kindness of the hospital personnel fueled the students’ desire to assist with this great program.
“The students were very enthusiastic to give back to the program by donating items to Lullaby Birthplace through St. James. Thank you again for providing the opportunity for our students to shadow healthcare professionals at the Olympia Fields campus,” said Lincoln-Way East teacher Scott Fletcher.