Parents of Black Archer Students (PBAS) Share Gratitude for Frontline Workers
Parents of Black Archer Students (PBAS) delivered a care package of 100 thank you cards and 500 Randy's Famous donuts to Martin Luther King Jr. Community Hospital over Winter Break in late December.
Over Winter Break, on Monday, December 28, at 8:00 p.m. in the rain, Parents of Black Archer Students (PBAS) delivered over 100 thank you cards created by our Archer community and 500 Randy’s Famous donuts to the night shift at Martin Luther King Jr. Community Hospital. This donation of thanks came at such a critical time - the same day the CEO of MLK, Dr. Elaine Batchlor, gave an interview to media outlets stating that the hospital was overwhelmed, serving patients in the gift shop, with five tents outside, and the situation intensifying every day. Currently, hospitals all over Los Angeles County are struggling to serve people desperate for care, at times turning people away.
Mark Reed, Director of Support Services, thanked PBAS for the “great pick-me-up for the staff, who really enjoyed the notes and doughnuts on the night shift.”
PBAS Community Service Chair Yasmin Tarver shared, “It is my goal to find projects that impact, make a difference, and bring community awareness to The Archer School for Girls. December 28th fell on the third day of Kwanzaa celebrating the principle ‘Ujima’ Collective Work and Responsibility, which means to make our communities’ problems our problems and work to solve them together. Our effort to recognize the impact of COVID-19 on MLK Community Hospital and lift them up through kind works and treats showed our gratitude for their service. Archer will be forever written in MLK Community Hospital’s COVID-19 story as the SMALL but MIGHTY girls school who came in the rain to bring cheer that would last throughout that night. Thank you to all that participated and as always, thank you for the opportunity to make a difference.”