Employees at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano Donate 551 Pairs of Jeans to Joseph’s Coat Closet
08/09/2011

PLANO, Texas — The temperatures may keep rising, but Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano employees reached into their hearts, wallets and closets for a jeans collection drive for Joseph’s Coat Closet.

Texas Health Plano employees donated 551 pairs of jeans for children ages kindergarten through high school.
Donations filled several large bins at the hospital.

Texas Health Plano employees donated 551 pairs of jeans for children ages kindergarten through high school.

The Plano-based ministry of St. Andrew United Methodist Church set a goal to collect back to school necessities such as jeans, shoes, coats, a backpack and school supplies for 600 area children.

“We are proud of the response from Texas Health Plano employees to help area children get back to school with what they need,” said Danelle Parker, manager of community health for Texas Health Plano. “For many families in our community it’s a struggle to provide basic items for their children to go back to school. Our employees are always up for the challenge of helping support our community through philanthropic endeavors.”

About Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano
Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano is a 368-bed acute care hospital and recognized clinical program leader, providing technologically advanced care to Plano and surrounding areas since 1991. The hospital’s services include orthopedics, cardiovascular services, oncology, pediatrics and women’s services. An affiliate of the faith-based, nonprofit Texas Health Resources system, Texas Health Plano has more than 1,600 employees and 1,200 physicians on the medical staff. For more information, call 1-877-THR-WELL or visit TexasHealth.org/Plano.

About Texas Health Resources
Texas Health Resources is one of the largest faith-based, nonprofit health systems in the United States. The health system includes 24 acute care and short-stay hospitals that are owned, operated, joint-ventured or affiliated with Texas Health Resources. It includes the Texas Health Presbyterian, Texas Health Arlington Memorial and Texas Health Harris Methodist hospitals, a large physician group, outpatient facilities, and home health, preventive and fitness services, and an organization for medical research and education.

For more information about Texas Health Resources, call 1-877-THR-WELL, or visit TexasHealth.org.