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Pojoaque Pueblo Delivers Surprise Easter Baskets To Children In St. Vincent's Hospital

on April 14, 2017 - 12:01pm
The Easter Bunny poses with hospital staff and Pojoaque Pueblo team members outside the children's hospital rooms. Courtesy photo

Easter baskets ready and waiting to be delivered. The Pojoaque Pueblo team filled each basket with age appropriate gifts, selected for each child in St. Vincent's hospital. Courtesy photo

Staff Report

Being sick and stuck in a hospital is never fun. Especially for a child. Especially for a child during Easter or Christmas.

For months now a group of Pojoaque Pueblo employees have been working on a plan to help those children in the hospital this Easter weekend.

Thursday they put their plan into action. After spending months collecting and assembling some amazing Easter baskets, the Pojoaque Pueblo team loaded up a Buffalo Thunder hotel van with more than 30 Easter baskets stuffed with toys, games, books and chocolate for children of various ages and delivered them to all the sick children at Saint Vincent's Hospital in Santa Fe.

The Pojoaque team had planned this out with the hospital so they ensured there would be an age appropriate basket for every child. The Easter Bunny also hitched a ride in the van and personally delivered each basket to the children, spending several minutes with each of them.

The Pojoaque Pueblo team who made this happen includes Judy Ruggles, Christine Gabaldon, Lisa Vigil, Lisa Maestas, Christy Sweeting, Michele Tapia-Browning, Ashley Browning. St. Vincent Hospital nurses and employees joined in the fun making everybody's Easter a little bit brighter, especially those children who will be stuck in a hospital bed.

Cudos to the Pojoaque Pueblo team for making the lives of these sick children a little brighter this Easter weekend.

Editor's note: To protect the privacy of the children, no photos of them or their families are included in this report.

Staff members help unload children's Easter baskets outside St. Vincent's Hospital. Courtesy photo

Team members delivering Easter baskets to children in St. Vincent's Hospital. Courtesy photo

This Easter weekend is a little brighter for children in St. Vincent's Hospital thanks to a group of caring employees from the Pojoaque Pueblo. Courtesy photo