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Galway Elementary Students get huge surprise: KPMAS Silver Spring Medical Center Staff, Providers, and Member Experience Team Donate Books and Host Guest Reader Day

By Erica Chester

book tree schoolSeveral Kaiser Permanente Mid-Atlantic States (KPMAS) Silver Spring Medical Center employees surprised second graders at Galway Elementary in Silver Springs, Md., with lots of books Friday, March 3. Galway Elementary, a KPMAS partner school, is celebrating its second consecutive successful book tree/drive. The drive is sponsored by the local LMP Community Service team, and provides two books for every second grader attending the school.

“We enjoy seeing the excitement in the children’s eyes and hearing their gratitude,” said John Broesalme, KPMAS Medical Center Administrative Manager.

This year, in addition to presenting the books to the children, Medical Center employees volunteered to a read a book or two that were presented to the children.

“We all had a great time. This event and activity ties directly into our mission of caring for our communities like family,” said John.

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