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Hospital Employees Buy Clothes for Denver Students

January 29, 2008
KCNC TV-Channel 4 Hospital Employees Buy Clothes For Denver Students DENVER (CBS4) ― The employees at Saint Joseph Hospital in Denver helped buy new clothes for 219 students at Wyman Elementary. The outfits were delivered Thursday as part of the hospital's "Duds for a New Year" program. All of the 219 children picked to receive new clothes also get free lunches on a regular basis. Thirty-five percent of them are homeless. Employees at Saint Joseph Hospital each picked a child to shop for and then personally delivered the clothing. "It was wonderful just to see the excitement in the employees," said Kristi Davis, a hospital spokeswoman. "They would come into the office and say, 'look at these cute jeans, look at this sweater I bought,' so it was really exciting for the employees. They were more generous than we could have every imagined. They bought toys, they bought pajamas for the kids. The generosity was overwhelming." "Thank you very much and I guess my mommy is going to be pretty happy that I got new slacks," one student said. Wyman Elementary is one of the Denver schools that will close at then end of this academic year. The school is two blocks away from the hospital. The district cited low attendance and test scores in deciding to close the school. (© MMVII CBS Television Stations, Inc. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)