South San Francisco, CA January 20, 2016 Submitted by Joe Fragola, Kaiser Permanente
Giving Back to the Communities We Serve on Jan. 18
Kaiser Permanente South San Francisco physicians, nurses, staff, managers and their families joined together to volunteer their time to give back to the community of students and faculty at Los Cerritos Elementary School in South San Francisco.
The volunteers spent Monday organizing and cleaning the staff offices, weeding the gardens around the campus and painting the main office. They also painted new positive slogans and repainted ones on the hallway floors so as the children move about the school they can look down and read the messages. The words are part of the learning process at the school to help them practice reading and also provide positive messages.
South San Francisco City Council members Rich Barbarino, Normandy and Karyl Matsumoto and School Board member Judy Bush were also on hand to show their support and all offer a huge vote of thanks to all the volunteers for their work to make the community a better place.
“At Kaiser Permanente we take great pride in the quality care and service we provide our members,” said John Skerry, MD, Physician-in-Chief. KP South San Francisco. “That pride is also part of our volunteer opportunities like the day spent sprucing up the Los Cerritos School.
This was the 11th year Kaiser Permanente celebrated its program wide initiative, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service. Physicians, nurses and staff across Northern California gave up a day off and served as volunteers at a number of community projects..