2012 Impact

Palo Alto, California

Event Description:

  • Total= 19 volunteers, 47 volunteer hours
  • 17 HP volunteers assembled gift packages to be donated to the VA Palo Alto Health Care System (Menlo Park Division on Nov. 9, 2012)
  • 4 HP volunteers supported the VA Palo Alto Health Care System (Menlo Park Division’s Veterans Day Program)

Donations:

  • 350 Gift Packages
  • 76 Sweat Pants and Sweat Shirts
  • Refreshments for the Veterans Day Program

Testimonials

“Once again thank you so much for coordinating volunteers from your organization to come to the Palo Alto VAHCS-Menlo Park Division for Veteran’s day to do decorations, unit visits, pass out gifts, escort, clean up and other duties that day as well as providing donations and food.  We appreciated your support for our veterans at the VA.” Christina Yee, Recreation Therapist, VA Palo Alto Health Care System – Menlo Park Division

“I would . . . like . . . say thank you for your dedication and hard work in contributing to the success of our veterans day program. It was a pleasure meeting and working with all of you. I’m looking forward to a continued collaboration throughout the year and possibly for next year too.”
Kathy Kelley, Recreation Therapy, Coach for the Golden Aged Bears, VA Palo Alto Health Care System

 

Orlando, Florida

Event Description:

  • Total= 22 volunteers, 97.5 volunteer hours
  • HP volunteers facilitated BINGO games and socialized Veterans at the Orlando VA Medical Center on Nov. 10, 2012.
  • Volunteers had the opportunity to meet and with the Veterans and hear their stories over refreshments in the Orlando VA Medical Center’s Community Living Center.

Donations:

  • 468 Gift Packages
  • 76 Sweat Pants and Sweat Shirts

 

Testimonials

“We had a great turnout of HP employees and veterans. Everyone had a fun and educational time… Several of the wives of the veterans attended and they were devout bingo players. The gifts went over very well and we left several boxes for those that were not able to attend that Saturday.  We all had some very serious conversations with the vets and spent one on one time with as well.” Bob Misner, Site Coordinator, Orlando, Florida

“It was a pleasure meeting you, and everyone else, yesterday. We had a fabulous time. Thank you for all your efforts in organizing this event. I know the all the guys at the VA really had a great time. The Rec Therapy guy, Victor, said to me a couple of times that we were really spoiling the guys, and how much the guys were loving having our group there. I felt like it was a reciprocated feeling as I think we were all having a good time too!” Karen, HP Volunteer, Orlando Florida