|Mark Provenzano, Barb Boni, |
and Margaret Provenzano deliver
donations to Hope Place.
"I volunteer serving meals at our local Union Gospel Mission about once a month. One night, I rode with UGM's Rescue Van. We delivered blankets and hot beverages to homeless folk under the freeway bridges. Women would come up to us and ask for feminine hygiene products. It was heart-breaking," said Dr. Gromko.
In the Spring of 2013, QA Medical Weight Loss launched the Spring Clean-Up Drive. Along with contributions from our neighbors in the building, we collected 4000 hygiene items for the Union Gospel Mission. Items included toothbrushes and hand sanitizer, and a remarkable array of feminine hygiene products.
The staff of Queen Anne Medical Associates, PLLC, and Queen Anne Medical Weight Loss presented the 4000 items to UGM, and took a tour of Hope Place - the Women's Shelter associated with the UGM. Said Weight Loss Program Director, Mark Provenzano,
"I felt blessed to see where all our donations were going. Hope Place is state-of-the-art, with programs for women and their children. The residents come from all walks of life. They receive care, but are also members of a community, and are responsible for the care and maintenance of the building. It's a great program."
Though our Spring Clean-Up Drive was very successful, there is always a need for additional aid for those in poverty. If you are interested in becoming involved, reach out to either Queen Anne Medical Weight Loss, Union Gospel Mission, or any other organization working to aid those less fortunate. Remember,
"The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others." -Ghandi
Special thanks to all the donors and supporters who made the Spring Clean-Up Drive so successful!
Remember, we're all in this together.