Klein ISD Health-Science Students Donate Covid-19 Survival Kits to Homeless Outreach
Klein ISD Health-Science students from across the district teamed up with Houston Methodist Willowbrook Hospital and H.O.P.E. Haven, a local Houston non-profit organization, to donate nearly 500 Covid-19 survival kits to the homeless.
A group of Klein ISD high school students representing HOSA (Future Health Professionals), along with Superintendent Dr. Jenny McGown, gathered in the atrium of Methodist Willowbrook and filled large boxes full of the survival kits that included supplies to support the health and safety of individuals during this global pandemic. They were honored to have Keith Barber, Chief Executive Officer at Houston Methodist Willowbrook Hospital, to join in for this experience. The goal of the project was to provide these survival kits to an organization in Houston that provides help to homeless individuals.
“We’re super excited to have all these items to take out on the streets. When we engage with a homeless person on the street, we have to have an excuse to be there. These packs from Klein ISD and Houston Methodist will be our excuse to be there and bridge the gap with the homeless community,” H.O.P.E. Haven Executive Director Kristyn Stillwell said.
Houston Methodist Willowbrook had reached out to CTE (Career & Technical Education) Director, Deborah Bronner-Westerduin, with the hope that Klein ISD would partner with their Resident Nurses doing their Evidence- Based Practice Projects focused on community outreach.
“I love when I see youngsters get engaged in the community. I think everyone should get involved in some shape or form, so it’s great to see these students start young and see them understand that they can make an impact no matter what age they are and to make an impact for H.O.P.E. Haven is wonderful,” Stillwell said.
Each of the five Klein high schools participated in the effort and involved students representing Advanced Nursing, Certified Nursing Assistant, Emergency Medical Technician, Health Care, Medical Science, and the Pharmacy pathways.
“Leading into this we had just done a health drive, and had people still bringing things for that, so this opportunity actually came at the right time. We thought this was the perfect cause because Covid-19 is quite literally the number one concern right now, so anything we can do to help the community is great and what HOSA is truly about.” Klein Oak Senior Ana Marie Rodriguez said.
What a truly remarkable way to see our students be a shining example and give back to the community! Thank you Houston Methodist Willowbrook and H.O.P.E. Haven for your partnership with Klein ISD to be of service to our community. To view the gallery from today’s donation click HERE.
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