Today, around noon, three students from Pottstown High School dressed up as Santa and his elves and made their way to Pottstown Memorial Medical Center with the toys donated through the Trojan Nation Toy Drive sponsored by Trojans 4 a Cure.
Upon arrival, we were greeted by a handful of staff members who saw us coming. One lady ran from the 6th floor to the lobby to be there when Santa arrived because she wasn't exactly sure what was going on!
After we met the CEO of PMMC, Santa and his elves went to the Emergency Room to meet a patients and hand out toys to children who are spending Christmas Eve in or at the hospital. Some of the toys that were donated were left in the ER for those children who, unfortunately, may end up there tonight or tomorrow for whatever reason.
After they left the ER, they made their way up to the Pediatric Center to deliver the rest of the toys. After visiting with a patient, they dropped off the remaining toys and headed back to the lobby for their last Christmas deed of the day; caroling.
Santa, the elves, Coach Wade and I then joined the PMMC staff on the 7th floor kitchen to sing different Christmas songs with the patients.
We don't do what we do for publicity, we do it to make a difference...