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Adopt-A-School 




After a year of cooperative planning, St. Mary’s Hospital adopted Lincoln Elementary School, on Madison’s south side, at the start of the 2008-09 academic year. About 70 percent of Lincoln’s students live in poverty. Promoted by the Foundation for Madison’s Public Schools, the Adopt-A-School partnership presents creative opportunities for Lincoln students and staff as well as St. Mary’s employees to improve our future and the community we share.

Our Work
  • Created a partnership logo, selected by student vote, to enhance the identity of Lincoln School and to celebrate our collaboration.
  • Conduct annual school supply drive. St. Mary’s employees donate an average of 35 boxes of notebooks, pencils, glue sticks, folders, backpacks, etc. to benefit children in need.
  • Hand decorated cards are provided by students to hospitalized patients and SMCC residents.
  • Recycled office furniture for school use in offices, classrooms and other student space.
  • Created “Behind the Scenes Tour of St. Mary’s Hospital” with Lincoln School students. Video premiered at the 2010 Celebrating Friendship Day.
  • Thanksgiving baskets are donated to families in need through the St. Mary’s Mission Awareness Team.
  • Music Class performs winter songs in St. Mary’s Atrium and Main lobbies.
  • Open Classroom students annually participate in Teddy Bear Hospital where students bring their stuffed animal, action figure, or doll to a make-believe operating room for surgery.
  • Promote physical fitness with 4th graders at the Annual Happy Heart Fun Run. Healthy snacks are provided plus a Zumba lesson in our Garden.
  • Welcome 5th graders to St. Mary’s Annual Health Career Fair. Features hands-on fun with 10 departments and other activities incorporating health education.
   
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