Joshua Mahase, age 7, with his sisters Emily, 6, and Kimberly, 18 months, and their mother, Sharon, pose with Santa Claus. Nearly 400 children visited with Santa, who was at St. John’s Episcopal Hospital on Friday, December 13th.
Toys and sugar cookies were given away to all good children. The toys for the event were donated by Jay Levy; Daniel Leibowitz, president of Hunter Ambulance; the Episcopal Church Women; and members of the community and Hospital staff. Cookies were donated by Morrison Healthcare. The event was staffed by hospital employees and members of Episcopal Church Women.
Dillon Brandt, 8, and Darren Brandt, 4, tell Santa their holiday wishes.
La’Asiah Mitchell, 10, and Qua’Nasiah Mitchell, 6, are greeted by the Grinch at St. John’s Episcopal Hospital.
Santa got double wishes from twins Anderson and Alan Martinez, both 8, on his special visit to St. John’s Episcopal Hospital.
Even Shrek shared some holiday cheer with the Wrights, including (from left to right): Quashawn, 13; mother Gabrielle; Samantha, 9; Sarria, 11; and Nishia, 8, in front.
The Children’s Holiday Party was made possible through efforts of donors and volunteers including (from left to right): Margaret Cook, Patient Relations; Daniel Leibowitz, President, Hunter Ambulance; Penny Chin, Public Relations; and Patrick Russell, Hunter Ambulance. Donors included: Hunter Ambulance; Jay Levy; Episcopal Church Women; and members of the community and staff.