Community Brings Holiday Cheer and Giving to Methodist Charlton Medical Center

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Methodist Charlton volunteer (Santa) Leo Mattingly; Clinical Nurse Supervisor Mary Jo Walters; Duncanville residents Velma Smith and Louise Ennis; and Sarah Minnix, RN

Methodist Charlton Receives Special Hat Delivery

For the second year, Duncanville residents Velma Smith and Louise Ennis have donated beautiful crocheted hats for newborns in the Methodist Charlton nursery. It’s a team effort: Velma crochets the hats, and Louise provides the transportation to bring them to the hospital.

Cathy and Joe Tobar with their grandson, representing Desoto Elks Lodge 2552.

Representatives from the National Council of Negro Women with President Ruby Henson.

Bear-y, Merry Holiday Donations at Methodist Charlton

Two groups recently gave generous donations of stuffed bears to Methodist Charlton. Cathy and Joe Tobar, along with their grandson, represented the Desoto Elks Lodge 2552 which donates bears each holiday season to Methodist Charlton. The group donated 140 new bears this year.

Representatives from the National Council of Negro Women, Inc., also brought their donation of 30 cuddly bears in assorted sizes for young patients. This was the Council’s first donation of bears to Methodist Charlton.

Party With A Purpose

Jo Helen Frazier and Phyllis Cephas with Methodist Health System Senior Access show some of the items donated by attendees of the Senior Access holiday party at Methodist Charlton. The items donated by the attendees, which included T-shirts, toothpaste, toothbrushes, hand sanitizers, and toiletry items, will be distributed to Methodist Health System emergency departments; The Well, a nonprofit organization that helps adults recovering from serious mental illness; and area nursing homes.

Members of the Duncanville First United Methodist Church Sharing Hearts group donated 220 stuffed bears for pediatric ED patients at Methodist Charlton.

Group donates cuddly bears for littlest Methodist Charlton

Duncanville First United Methodist Church (DFUMC) recently donated 220 stuffed bears for pediatric patients in the Methodist Charlton ED.

“This is a ministry for the group of ladies who call themselves the Sharing Hearts and donate the handmade bears,” says Marilyn Clark, cardiac-stroke coordinator at Methodist Charlton, who is coordinating the project. “

In addition to their Methodist Charlton donation, the group also makes items for area nursing homes. Their amazing volume in 2011 includes 220 ED teddy bears, 12,500 tray favors, 305 comfort pillows,
198 teddy bears for L&D, 59 memory boxes, 30 pillow top angels, and numerous lap robes and napkin holders.