Cerritos Elementary School Students Receive Surprise Gifts for the Holidays

Sky Smoot, sixth grader, with a requested art supply set.

Dignity Health – Glendale Memorial Hospital and Health Center (GMHHC) celebrated the holiday season of giving with nearly 500 students at Cerritos Elementary School in Glendale on Monday, Dec. 16. With members of the Glendale Fire Dept., GMHHC delivered a gift to every student in the school. Each student provided their wish list in advance and, through the generosity of the hospital staff, the school was adopted for the holidays.

“There are many things I am responsible for doing throughout the year, but this holiday celebration is my favorite event that I look forward to year after year,” said GMHHC Hospital President Jill Welton. “Seeing the smiles and hearing the joy –  that’s what the season of giving is all about.”

First graders Elias Moreno and Noah Edralin with new Batman toys.

Founded in 1926, Glendale Memorial Hospital and Health Center is a 334-bed, acute care, nonprofit, community hospital located in Glendale. The hospital offers a full complement of services, including its award winning heart center, the colorectal surgery institute, a gastrointestinal program, and is a Los Angeles County approved primary stroke center. The hospital shares a legacy of humankindness with Dignity Health, one of the nation’s five largest health care systems.

Visit dignityhealth.org/glendalememorial for more information.

Elisa Bassig, fourth grader, with a new soccer ball