Doctors Hospital at White Rock Lake recently partnered with the Mesquite Day School to provide turkeys for school families this Thanksgiving. The hospital donated 32 turkey and 16 pumpkin pies to help low income families with infants and children in the east Dallas community. The school, which is located approximately seven miles from the hospital, is a no-cost Early Head Start Program for qualifying families with children from birth to 36 months of age with and without special needs.
Hospital administrators Charles Williams, chief operating officer, and Eric Boon, director of business development, presented the turkeys to Mesquite Day School. Community donations such as the turkeys are vital to the school’s efforts to impact the lives of children and families in the area.
The school, which is primarily funded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Administration for Children and Families, is open year-round except for two weeks in the summer and most major holidays.
The donation by Doctors Hospital at White Rock Lake reflects the hospital’s ongoing commitment to the east Dallas community. Programs and events sponsored by the hospital for the surrounding area include an aquatics program, speakers bureau, numerous education classes and screenings, a bariatric support group, prepared childbirth classes, and participation in a variety of local events. For more information about community programs at Doctors Hospital at White Rock Lake, visit .