OCEANSIDE – Over 400 new toys recently were given by the Mitchell Thorp Foundation Junior Advisory Board to Tri-City Medical Center in Oceanside. About a dozen students delivered large storage bins filled with stuffed animals and other goodies to the Tri-City Healthcare District’s Board of Directors.
The North County students, ages 13-18, donated the toys on behalf of the Mitchell Thorp Foundation as part of their ongoing "Angels of Love, Hope & Joy, xoxoxo" project to comfort sick children in local hospitals. The student group was formed last November to provide the youth with a worthwhile community service program. Foundation Board Member Kelly Schwab is the group’s mentor.
The Mitchell Thorp Foundation is a locally-based, nonprofit organization that provides financial and emotional support to families whose children suffer from life-threatening illnesses, diseases and disorders. For more information or to donate to this worthy cause visit www.mitchellthorp.org or call 760.603.8853.
CUTLINE FOR PHOTO: From left to right are Beth Thorp, founder of the Mitchell Thorp Foundation, with students Megan Schoen, Rachael Flores, Mathew Elliot, Austin Schwab, Willie Lamond, Jordan McBrayer and Foundation Board Member Kelly Schwab. (Photo courtesy of BethThorp.)
About Tri-City Medical Center:
Tri-City Medical Center is a Gold Seal-approved, full-service, acute-care hospital with two advanced clinical institutes and physicians practicing in 60 specialties. The hospital, a leader in robotics and minimally invasive technologies, has served the community for more than a half-century. It is administered by the Tri-City Healthcare District, which includes parts or all of Oceanside, Vista, Carlsbad and San Marcos. For more information about Tri-City Medical Center, please visit www.tricitymed.org.