South San Francisco, CA January 22, 2015 Submitted by Kaiser Permanente
It’s another part of what we do here at Kaiser Permanente South San Francisco
How did you spend MLK Day this year? Well, thirty-five doctors, staff and family from Kaiser Permanente, South San Francisco volunteered their time rehabilitating the Los Cerritos Elementary School.
The team pitched in to sand and paint benches, build new furniture and paint positive slogans on the hallway floors, so as students go about their school day they can easily look down and read the messages. The slogans will not only help students to practice reading, but will also provide positive messaging to improve their self esteem.
“We are proud at Kaiser Permanente to provide great care and service to our members,” said John Skerry, MD, Physician-in-Chief. KP South San Francisco. “When volunteer opportunities come along, like the MLK Day of Service, it gives us an the chance to further our mission and give back to the communities we serve.
In addition to the Kaiser Permanente volunteers, South San Francisco School Board Members Judy Bush, Maurice Goodman and Rick Ochsenhirt joined in to support the volunteer effort. South San Francisco Mayor Rich Garbarino also stopped by to view the project and provide a big vote of thanks to everyone for their efforts to improve the school environment.