Organizations donate kids activity kits to Methodist Hospitals

BP Asian Network & Lake Area United Way Donate Kids Activity Kits to Methodist Hospitals in Gary and Merrillville, IN

ONE OF THE first recipients of activity kits created and donated by BP and Lake Area United Way is photographed with hospital staff and company representatives. Left to right: Vanual Cortez Williams, father of Christian Williams (6 years old), Cynthia Mele, Director of Emergency Services; Michael Daniels, RN-Peds Unit; Shay Exford, CAN-Peds Unit; Amber Williams, RN Peds Unit Manager; Janis Astle, RN-NLC ED Manager; and Megan Sike, Lake Area United Way-Community Engagement Manager.

Lake Area United Way (LAUW) participated in a volunteer project with BP Asian Network in Whiting, Indiana. BP employees created 150 activity kits for kids to be donated to a local hospital. These kits were donated to Methodist Hospitals’ Pediatric Unit at the Gary Campus and the emergency room departments at both the Gary and Merrillville Campuses. Six-year-old Christian Williams was being discharged on the day the activity kits were being delivered by Megan Sikes, Community Engagement Manager at the LAUW. Christian proudly accepted his activity kit and asked if he could have one for his sister. The big smile on his face said it all. Thanks to the generous gift from BP and the LAUW kids treated at Methodist Hospitals will be able to smile during a time when they need it most.


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