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T.A. Loving drops off toys for holidays at Children's Hospital

December 11, 2019 posted by Vidant Health News

TALovingcheck1.jpgRepresentatives from T.A. Loving and James and Connie Maynard Children's Hospital

A special tradition between the James and Connie Maynard Children's Hospital and the construction company that built the facility celebrated nine years of generosity and holiday spirit.

In 2011 as T.A. Loving Company was building the James and Connie Maynard Children's Hospital, crews noticed pediatric patients watching the construction through their windows. When the holidays rolled around, the crew wanted to do something special for the children who would not be home for the holidays. The workers came together, gathered up toys and presents for the patients and helped make the holiday season a little bit brighter.

On Dec. 10, the construction company took two truck beds full of toys to the Maynard Children's Hospital to be distributed during the holiday season. Representatives also came with a $4,200 donation for the children's hospital.

Vidant Health team members were on hand to express their gratitude for the donations and shared experiences of giving toys to children in the hospital.

For Kathryn Jarvis, professional development specialist at Vidant Health, the event hits close to home. She and her child spent last Christmas in the hospital, but thanks to T.A. Loving's donations in 2018 she said she could still feel like Santa for her child's first Christmas.

T.A. Loving Assistant Project Manager Jared Henry said he believes the company donated about 300 toys this year.

“Once people started to feel the Christmas spirit, people were more than happy to pitch in. Ever since this idea first came to be, we’ve been proud to be a part of it.”

Jared Henry

For more coverage on the event, visit WNCT, WCTI and WITN

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