This Christmas, the MOMS Club of Mint Hill Ⓡ delivered a surprise to Novant Health Mint Hill Medical Center: Christmas cards and candy canes!
The idea came from a service project the club completed in October. In past years, Novant Health Mint Hill has hosted a Trunk or Treat for the community. This year, they decided to forego it in part due exhaustion and the continuing challenges faced by our healthcare team, so the MOMS Club decided to provide treats for them!
The MOMS Club of Mint Hill teamed up with Denise Boston from Chick-Fil-A to provide a treat for all 65 employees in in Novant’s ER and ICU. Chick-Fil-A generously provided a mix of cookies and brownies, and the MOMS Club enlisted their little ones to make homemade cards.
“Of course they loved the treats,” said treasurer Nykei Bolgrin. “Who doesn’t love Chick-Fil-A? But what they really loved were the homemade cards. The kids’ art was special to them, and they appreciated the personal touch.”
The employees at Novant appreciated the gesture so much that for Christmas, the MOMS Club decided to take on a gargantuan task: collecting homemade cards and candy canes for every single staff member employed by Novant Health Mint Hill Medical Center, nearly 500 people! Some of the club’s children worked hard creating personalized cards; others got help from their parents repurposing old art projects into holiday cards. Moms purchased and donated candy canes to accompany the cards.
On Christmas Day, Bolgrin delivered 486 personalized cards to the staff at Novant Mint Hill along with extra candy canes for workers who work in the hospital but aren’t employed by Mint Hill: central staffing employees, doctors (many of whom work in private practice or for the system at large), and Novant’s “float pool” of nurses and CNA’s. Bolgrin’s goal was to make sure every single person working at the hospital received a gift from the MOMS Club.
The staff at Novant was touched by the personal attention that went into each and every card. “I work at Novant Health Mint Hill,” one wrote to the MOMS Club. “It is a blessing to get a Christmas card from a child with a painted hand. That’s labor of love from a child and it’s a precious kinda love. Thank you so much and God bless you and your families.”
“This was such a fun project to do,” said MOMS Club Associate Vice President Amanda Francis. “Everyone who works in healthcare is under so much stress right now. Letting know we appreciate them and their service to the community this holiday season is the least we could do to help.”
The MOMS Club of Mint Hill is open to all at-home moms in the area. They hold an open meeting every Wednesday morning from 10:00-12:00 at the Park on Wilgrove. Anyone interested in joining the club or getting more information can contact them at email@example.com or find the MOMS Club of Mint Hill on Facebook.