Servco Makes Magic For Leahi Hospital Residents | Business
HONOLULU – www.servco.com – Leahi hospital residents and family members were treated to the annual Servco Mini Carnival at the care facility on Saturday, October 27, organized by Servco Pacific Inc. (Servco) employees and the Occupational Therapy Department of Leahi Hospital.
The Servco Mini Carnival featured costumed volunteers, “Bungie” the clown, dress-up photos, carnival-like games that included Spider Shoot Out, Boooowling, Da Witches Brew; and many prizes such as warm socks and lap blankets. The event even featured manicures for the female residents! Nearly 70 residents and seven family members attended the fun-filled event.
As part of its robust community outreach efforts, Servco recruited 55 volunteers made up of employees and family members, ranging in age from 3 to 65-years old.
“What makes this event ‘magical’ is the ways a resident’s face lights up,” said Joanne Chikazawa, Servco Mini Carnvial Co-Chair. “The interactions between people of all ages are amazing and heartfelt. This year we had more children and youth volunteers than ever before and the residents loved it!”
“Getting older and losing your independence can be depressing,” said U’ilani Desilva, Servco Mini Carnvial Co-Chair. “By hosting a carnival at the hospital, residents can easily attend. Playing games, taking a picture, having a balloon parrot sit on your shoulder, or just getting your nails painted can make you feel like a kid again, even if it’s just for a little while. That’s what makes the difference, and makes the magic.”
Thanks to Leahi Hospital, O.T. Department and all the Servco volunteers who made the “magic” happen.
Servco Pacific Inc. is a top-20 Hawaii-based corporation and a 93-year-old privately held company primarily focused on automotive sales and service; consumer goods; insurance services; real estate and private equity investments. With operations in Hawaii, Seattle and Australia, Servco was recognized as one of the “Best Places to Work in Hawaii” by the Best Companies Group and Hawaii Business magazine for the last eight years, being inducted into the “Best Places to Work Hall of Fame.”
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