Baptist Health Care Teams Up with Santa to Provide Christmas Gifts to C.A. Weis Elementary School Students

Santa greeting children

PENSACOLA, Fla. (Dec. 20, 2022) – Santa Claus arrived via firetruck provided by Escambia County Fire Station 17 to nearly 500 cheering students at C.A. Weis Elementary School, a Community Partnership School in Pensacola, this morning. The special visit is part of the annual Christmas celebration sponsored by Baptist Health Care.

Team members across Baptist departments shopped for the students’ wish lists and brought snacks, games and activities to each classroom. Funds for the Christmas gifts and party are provided through the Helping Hands team member giving program of the Baptist Health Care Foundation, which is funded by generous contributions from Baptist team members across the organization.

“It is an honor and a privilege for our Baptist teams to be able to host and participate in this event every year,” said Maegan Leonard, program manager, Baptist Health Care Foundation. “These children deserve so much love and care, and we are grateful to be able to bring some holiday cheer to them before Christmas.”

Baptist has been hosting the annual Christmas party for C.A. Weis for more than 15 years.



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Baptist Health Care is a not-for-profit health care organization based in Northwest Florida that is committed to helping people throughout life's journey. Baptist continuously strives to be a national leader in quality and service. Baptist Health Care includes three hospitals, four medical parks, Andrews Institute for Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine and a large network of primary care and specialty physicians. Baptist Health Care is one of the largest non-governmental employers in Northwest Florida.

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