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blue sky scrubs Gives to the Community

Scrubs retailer blue sky scrubs headquartered in Austin, TX recently made donations to three non-profit organizations. blue sky scrubs often receives requests for donations from schools and organizations such as Saving Mothers and FACOS. However, this is the first time the scrubs manufacturer has initiated a large donation of their scrubs and scrub hats to the community. blue sky scrubs hopes that they will be able to make it an annual event. "We've been in the medical community for over 5 years and realize the importance of giving back," said blue sky scrubs' president David Marquardt. "These organizations do an excellent job of meeting the needs of several ill, disabled, and/or disadvantaged and we're proud to donate to their cause."

The three recipients to receive the donation of scrubs and scrub hats from blue sky scrubs were Foundation for the Children of the Californias (Hospital Infantil de las Californias), InterFace, and 4 Paws for Ability. Between the three organizations, blue sky scrubs sent over 400 pairs of scrubs and more than 3,500 scrub hats, which would retail over $100,000.

Hospital Infantil de las Californias offers medical services to the children of California as well as the children in Mexico They are strategically located two miles from the UABC Medical School, the Tijuana International Airport and is 1/2 mile into Mexico at the San Diego, U.S. - Mexican Otay border crossing. Orthopedic, ophthalmologic and cleft palette surgeries are among the most common surgical procedures performed. Professionals and trained volunteers play a significant role in the hospital. 145 of the area's finest pediatric specialists donate their time to the hospital. Presently, only 6 of the physicians receive payments for their services. Out of 300 total staff only 20% are paid. The Hospital Infantil provides care at a fraction of the cost of US hospitals for comparable care. Families are carefully screened to determine their ability to pay. No child has ever been turned away if there was a specialist available. The hospital currently serves approximately 2,500 patients per month. For more information, please visit their website at www.usfcc.org.

InterFace is also a volunteer organization that assembles teams of plastic surgeons, maxillofacial surgeons, anesthesiologists, nurses, dentists, speech pathologists, nutritionists and translators for medical expeditions in order to serve underprivileged children during volunteer missions to Mexico. During a typical trip, which lasts three to five days, the team will operate from early morning until late into the evening, completing roughly 100 cases during their 5-day trip.

4 Paws for Ability provides as many people as possible, within the scope of the ability to serve, and with disabilities falling under the definition of such in the Americans With Disability Act (1990) with access to a qualified service animal trained specifically for their needs, regardless of age and severity of disability. The dogs trained by 4 Paws are unwanted animals who would otherwise be destroyed, as the majority of their animals come from shelters and rescue groups. For more information, please visit their website at www.4pawsforability.org.

blue sky scrubs would like to continue to reach out to the community and donate scrubs and scrub hats on a yearly basis.




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