Southwest Integris Recipients Of Holiday Creations

Tuesday, December 2nd 2008, 6:33 pm
By: News 9

By Christian Price, INsite Team

OKLAHOMA CITY - - Teachers and hospital administrators stood by as students from Fillmore Elementary walked the halls of Integris Southwest Medical Center spreading holiday cheer with their handmade creations.

The hospital has been a sponsor of the elementary school since 1985. Throughout the years, they have helped the school by raising money for school supplies and educating students about healthcare. Multiple employees contribute by donating their personal time to become mentors to the children.

Fillmore 5th grade teacher Kari Ochoa said that the kids wanted to do something nice for the sponsor who has helped them with so much.

"We wanted to deliver some wreaths to Integris," Ochoa said. "We just wanted to give back to them and tell them thank-you for everything they do for us. We like to brighten the days of some of the patients. Being in the hospital is not a real fun place to be, so anything we can do to help brighten their day, we'll do."

From pre-kindergarten to fifth grade, every class participated in making wreaths. The holiday art work can been seen adorning various doors throughout the hospital.