Two local organizations brought Christmas to those who can't be home for the holidays this year...
The Zanesville Noon Rotary and Economy Linen teamed up to bring presents to patients at Genesis Good Samaritan Hospital Saturday morning.
"Everyone wants to be home, particularly at the holidays, and so, this is a great way just to remind them that people in the community are thinking about them at this time of year, and just spread a little bit of good will," said Rotary Member Paul McClelland.
This is the first year for the event. Rotary members said this is something they want to continue in the future, and also hope to get the community more involved.
"We asked them to fill out cards to all the patients, so that they could express Christmas cheer and anything that would be meaningful, and we did receive a few cards from the community this time, for which we are very grateful. So next year, if that's something that people would want to get on board with, we'd be happy for them to be able to join our mission through the pen," said Rotary Member Jim Buchbinder, also from Economy Linen.
Economy Linen purchased all of the gifts.