BayCare Clinic donates toys, $1,000 to Toys for Teens
Wed, Dec 14, 2016
Doctors, clinic leaders and employees at BayCare Clinic on Tuesday spread some holiday cheer by donating to the Toys for Teens program.
The new program, a partnership of NBC 26 News and the Green Bay Metro Fire Department, aims to fulfill the holiday wishes of underprivileged teens across northeastern Wisconsin. Their wishes often are different than those of younger children.
BayCare Clinic donated $1,000 to the program in addition to three large collection boxes filled with gifts. The gifts included personal items such as manicure and pedicure sets, makeup, cologne and perfume. They also included clothing and accessories and entertainment items such as iTunes gift cards and ear buds.
“It was a heartfelt gesture on the part of our physicians, employees and leaders,” said Mike Schmidt, BayCare Clinic’s director of strategic growth and business development. “It created a sense of excitement throughout the organization. People were happy to help support the program and bring joy to teens throughout our community.”
BayCare Clinic delivered the donations during a holiday party at Shopko at Bay Park Square in Ashwaubenon. Firefighters and NBC staff were on hand to receive the gifts, which will be delivered to the Salvation Army before Christmas for distribution to area teens.
About BayCare Clinic
BayCare Clinic, baycare.net, is the largest physician-owned specialty-care clinic in Northeast Wisconsin and Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. With its 100-plus physicians, BayCare Clinic offers expertise in more than 20 specialties, serving clinical locations in 13 regional communities. Based in Green Bay, Wis., BayCare Clinic is a joint partner in Aurora BayCare Medical Center.