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Hospital Donates Christmas Gifts to Local Children

PALM COAST, Fla., December 20, 2016 – On Dec. 15, Florida Hospital Flagler donated Christmas gifts for children enrolled in the Redlands Christian Migrant Association’s Flagler Child Development Center in Bunnell.
 
“Our volunteers began this annual donation over 30 years ago, at our old hospital in Bunnell, and I’m so glad to see this tradition continue today,” said Eddie Goncalves, Florida Hospital Flagler chaplain. “This year we donated gifts for 21 girls and 12 boys, ages 3 and 4.”
 
In November, the Florida Hospital Flagler volunteer auxiliary put a Christmas tree in the hospital and decorated it with the names of local children enrolled in the Redlands Christian Migrant Association’s Flagler Child Development Center. Florida Hospital Flagler employees and volunteers then selected names off the tree and purchased gifts for the children. 
 
“I’m so touched by our volunteers and employees gifts. Their generosity will help make this holiday season one to remember for these young children,” said Goncalves. 
 
The Redlands Christian Migrant Association is the largest non-profit child-care provider in Florida and provides quality child care and early education for children of migrant farm workers and rural, low-income families throughout Florida. 
 
About Florida Hospital Flagler
Florida Hospital Flagler is a member of Adventist Health System, a faith-based health care organization with 46 hospital campuses and nearly 8,200 licensed beds in 10 states. With 99-beds, Florida Hospital Flagler is one of the six Florida Hospitals in Volusia and Flagler counties that composes the Florida Hospital East Florida Region. As the largest hospital system in the area, the Florida Hospital East Florida Region has 907 beds and more than 6,000 employees. With a mission to extend the healing ministry of Christ, the Florida Hospital East Florida Region collectively contributed nearly $120 million in benefits in 2015 to the underprivileged, the community’s overall health and wellness and spiritual needs, and capital improvements. For more information about Florida Hospital Flagler, visit www.FloridaHospitalFlagler.com.
 
Photo Caption:
On Dec. 15, Florida Hospital Flagler donated Christmas gifts for children enrolled in the Redlands Christian Migrant Association’s Flagler Child Development Center in Bunnell. Pictured from left to right: Florida Hospital Flagler Chaplain Edilson Goncalves; Florida Hospital Flagler volunteer JoAnn Durand; Florida Hospital Flagler volunteer auxiliary president Carol Bryant; Florida Hospital Flagler volunteer Jean Venne; and chief financial officer Florida Hospital Flagler Cory Domayer.