St. John Specialty Care Receives Generous Donation

Christmas came early at the St. John Community, thanks to a generous donation from Optum, a leading health care service provider.

Optum’s social responsibility team provided St. John residents with over 200 personal care and grooming products, as well as, clothes and other items.

“The goal is to make sure everyone has a Christmas gift,” said Lisa Baldwin, Client Manager at Optum. “Together with St. John, we want to support wellness of the residents.”

Baldwin and her team, partner with local communities to provide an additional layer of support to residents, just like those at St, John.

“There is always a need for items like these.” said Rachel Niyonzigira, associate director at St. John. “We are thankful to Lisa and her team for choosing to help our residents with this gracious donation.”

Donation items included shampoos, lotions, combs, hair ties, brushes, entertainment books and clothes. These items will be included in gift bags to residents this holiday season, but will also be available to anyone who needs them beforehand.

“Optum has had a partnership for a long time with ST. John and part of that partnership is supports the residents. We are glad to help.” said Baldwin.