Assistance League of Flintridge is working with USC Verdugo Hills Hospital (USC-VHH) to further enhance patient care by donating new clothing and other necessities for patients through the Cañada Auxiliary of Professionals (CAP) Care Kits program.
CAP is an auxiliary of Assistance League of Flintridge. For more than 10 years, CAP has provided Care Kits to patients who need new clothing upon discharge.
“In certain cases, a patient might arrive unexpectedly to the hospital and upon discharge is unable to use the same clothes,” said Olga Cedeno, manager of volunteer services at USC-VHH. “Assistance League thoughtfully saw and filled this need by donating new clothing packets. This great act of caring for others from CAP allows a dignified and respectful discharge for the patient.”
Since its inception, the CAP Care Kits program has been beneficial to the patients of USC-VHH and the program continues to evolve. As it has grown, the need has also escalated, with nearly 100 Care Kits delivered from June 2013 to May 2014. To keep up with the demand, CAP has made an effort to spend smarter by keeping track of current inventory at USC-VHH. This, coupled with online shopping, has allowed CAP to cut costs while still meeting the needs of the hospital.
Assistance League is a national organization whose mission is to provide compassionate and caring services to individuals in communities across the nation. Assistance League of Flintridge is a La Cañada Flintridge (LCF)-based chapter dedicated to the philanthropic needs in LCF and neighboring areas.