The Holiday season is a time to be spreading cheer, encouraging belonging and happiness. We are so proud of our Paladin Family members who have been involving themselves in the community to do just that.
Christmas at the Aberdeen:
For the past three years, the Aberdeen Hospital’s security team has come together during the holiday season to support different causes in the community. Two years ago, they spearheaded a food drive for the local food bank, and last year they started a fundraiser which they dubbed ‘Mittens for Kids’, delivering over 80 pairs of mittens to a local shelter for battered women and their children.
This year they started a Christmas calendar, where individuals have the opportunity to purchase a calendar square for $10, which is placed into a draw. The winner will receive 50% of the funds raised, while the other 50% will go to a local family in need. In addition, the Site Supervisor, Terrance Crawford, and Shift Supervisor, Adrian Rhyno, pooled money together to purchase a bicycle for the young boy in the family that will be receiving the money raised from the draw.
Terrance and his team really embody the Paladin spirit through their community partnerships, and through initiatives such as this. We are extremely proud of the security team in New Glasgow and Pictou County!
Santa's Coming to Northside General Hospital:
Site Supervisor at the Northside General Hospital in North Sydney, Wayne MacDonald, has dressed up as Santa Claus for residents of the hospital for the past 6 years. Wayne says, “I get great pleasure from watching the joy it brings to the faces of the residents. The staff get involved as well, helping me pass out presents. If there is a resident that can’t make the party, I will go to their room for a visit and sometimes a chat. I will tell you, there is a lot of love shown. Also, some staff bring their children, grandchildren, nieces, and nephews. I get asked to come back every year and I love the happiness it brings to everyone.”