Sutter Health employees, including those at Sutter Solano Medical Center in Vallejo, have challenged each other to outdo one another in school supply donations for the county’s homeless youngsters, a spokesman said late last week.
Having heard of the Solano County Office of Education’s Regional Stuff the Bus Campaign, Sutter’s local employees have rallied behind the effort, Sutter Health’s Solano County spokesman Russell “Sy” Neilson said.
The county office of education estimates that more than 1,400 homeless students live in Solano County, finding shelter where they can, Neilson said.
Sutter’s Solano County employees “created a bit of healthy competition among departments,” Neilson said. “Employees have even been emailing pictures to each other of their department’s donation boxes as they fill up and this has encouraged others to step up their donation efforts,” he said.