All aboard for Snowflake Station, the Johns Hopkins Children’s Center’s sixth annual toy and gift drive for patients and families who spend Christmas in the hospital. It’s a way for children to shop for their parents and siblings and for parents to shop for their child. All gifts are free.
You can help by donating new items from our holiday wish lists: bit.ly/snowflakestation.
Items must be new and unwrapped. They should be delivered to The Charlotte R. Bloomberg Children’s Center building before 5 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 15. Call ahead of time to set up a gift delivery: 410-955-6276.
Be a Mentor
The P-TECH program at Dunbar High School seeks mentors for 50 ninth graders for this school year. P-TECH—Pathways in Technology Early College High School—creates a school-to-industry pipeline for students in science, technology, engineering and mathematics fields. P-TECH students simultaneously pursue a high school diploma and an associate’s degree in health sciences. Mentors meet with students a minimum of three to four times a year but are welcome to connect more frequently. Weekly communication by phone, email or text is also encouraged.
For more information, contact Craig Spilman at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Make a lifesaving New Year’s resolution. Enroll in Freedom from Smoking, a program developed by the American Lung Association. The eight-session clinic is designed to help smokers quit, fight the addiction and develop a smoke-free lifestyle.
The program is free and takes place 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays in Phipps 140 from Jan. 10 through Feb. 21. It is open to Johns Hopkins Health System and Johns Hopkins Hospital employees. Registration is required. To register or for questions, email Laura Hale at email@example.com. Find more information at bit.ly/smokingcease.
The next Johns Hopkins Medicine Town Meeting, on patient- and family-centered care, takes place noon to 1 p.m. on Tuesday,
Dec. 13, in Hurd Hall. Hear an update on the Strategic Plan from leadership and a panel discussion on health care equity, the patient experience and patient scores. A Q-and-A session follows. You may also view the meeting live online or later through an on-demand replay. The link will be shared later in the Inside Hopkins newsletter.