Community Health Awareness Council gets $ from KP Medical Office Holiday Raffle
Mountain View’s Community Health Awareness Council got a more-than $4500 shot-in-the-arm thanks to the doctors, nurses, and staff of the Kaiser Permanente Mountain View Medical Office on Castro Street. The money came largely from the Medical Office’s long-running holiday gift basket competition and raffle.
“Every year at this time, each department builds a fantastic gift basket, “said Pat Carpenter, the medical group administrator at the Kaiser Permanente office. “Then we raffle them off.”
Carpenter says the clinical departments compete to provide the most attractive basket. This year’s baskets included a beautifully-wrapped basket of gourmet snacks, a basket of electronic gifts, and an amazing red wagon filled with toys and a nearly life-sized Teddy Bear. Employees “browsed” the gift basket displays during their lunch hours and breaks.
“This year’s turnout for the gift basket raffle was outstanding,” said Dr. Wakako Nomura, Physician-in-Charge of the Kaiser Permanente Medical Office. “In all, we raised $2,326, which was “matched” 100% by the Sobrato Family Foundation.”
As a result, the total donation to the Council was $4,652.00.
“Very generous. Extra generous,” said Monique Kane, Executive Director of the Community Health Awareness Council. “Our CHAC counselors’ care and concern for troubled children and their families is a very special part of this outstanding community.”
The Council provides counseling, therapy, support groups, classes, and psychoeducational programs to local children, adults and families both at their Mountain View clinic and at 33 local schools.
“The Health Awareness Council does great work in our community and Kaiser Permanente Mountain View Medical Office is proud to support their efforts,” said Carpenter.