Community Volunteers Decorate Shriners Hospital for the Holidays


They assembled Christmas trees, strung lights, hung garlands and tied bows. More than 40 community volunteers came to Shriners Hospitals for Children — Northern California on Saturday, December 5, to decorate the hospital for the holidays.  The results are spectacular.

“It was so rewarding to hear the positive comments from staff and volunteers when they arrived at work on Monday,” says Volunteer Services manager Lillian Nelson, who coordinates the holiday decorating project for the hospital. “It could not have happened without such a tremendous team of volunteers,” she adds.

Volunteers included members of the Rosemont High School California Scholarship Federation (CSF), the Public Health Club at California State University Sacramento, and Girl Scout Troup #2048.  They were joined by Shriners Hospital and community volunteers. Together they decorated the hospital lobby, the hospital auditorium, the reception areas on seven floors, and nursing stations in the in-patient care areas.

When they day was done, the volunteers trimmed 23 trees.  As for the number lights strung, we’re still counting!



Shriners Hospitals for Children is devoted to transforming the lives of children through excellence in treatment, teaching and research. Located at 2425 Stockton Boulevard in Sacramento, Shriners Hospitals for Children – Northern California provides care to children with orthopaedic conditions, spinal cord injuries, burns, cleft lip, scars from any cause and other complex surgical needs. There are no barriers to care as admission is based on age and diagnosis. Care is provided regardless of the family’s ability to pay. For further information call (916) 453-2000 or visit our frequently asked questions page.

Media Contact: Catherine Curran | Public Relations (916) 453-2218 |

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