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CCMH Gives Back this Holiday Season

January 04, 2019

From left, Dr. Pamela Ralls, Tammy Crawford and Barb Hoyle helped serve breakfast during CCMH's annual Breakfast with Santa event Saturday, December 15. (Rachel Arth/CCMH)

Giving back year round is very important to the employees of Carroll County Memorial Hospital, but their generosity shines even brighter in December as they participate with pride in a food drive and children’s gift adoption.

The Annual Holiday Food Drive is a fun challenge allowing CCMH employees to be competitive, while they also get in the holiday spirit of giving back. Last year, they collected over 3,398 pounds of food, with seven departments raising over 20 pounds per employee.

“This year we ran the food drive competition a little differently,” said Rachel Davidson, CCMH Director of Public Relations and Marketing. “We set a goal of 3,300 items and surpassed that, collecting a total of 3,353 items that were contributed to the Ministerial Alliance’s distribution.”

Also in partnership with the Ministerial Alliance, Carroll County Memorial Hospital sponsors an Angel Tree each year.

“This year local businesses, churches and Carroll County Memorial Hospital provided 125 families and 107 children with gifts and over 424 sacks of food,” said Kate Lyons, CCMH Community Outreach Coordinator. “CCMH employees adopted 75 of those children from Carrollton and the surrounding communities to help make their Christmas special. I feel so lucky to be part of an organization that values giving back.”

“I love seeing our community organizations, including the Carrollton school district, the hospital and all the churches come together to meet needs during the Christmas season,” said Reverend Jeremy Payne of First Baptist Church.

Another special event CCMH holds during the holiday season is Breakfast with Santa. Over 150 community members attended this year, and free will donations totaling $441 was raised for the CCMH Foundation.

“Breakfast with Santa is supported by the CCMH Christmas Committee,” Davidson said. “We truly enjoy opening our doors each year to host this fun, family-friendly activity.”

For more information about the services at Carroll County Memorial Hospital, visit our website or call 660-542-1695.