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WARMC provides the gift of warmth

December 25, 2016 GMT

BULLHEAD CITY — WARMC is the acronym for Western Arizona Regional Medical Center in Bullhead City. But to nearly 100 members of the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Colorado River, WARMC translates to warmth.

WARMC representatives spent a morning last week handing out pajamas and socks to children from the Boys & Girls Clubs’ Bullhead City and Laughlin branches.

“This is our fourth year hosting the holiday PJ event with the Boys & Girls Club,” said Tracey Bristol, director of marketing at WAMRC. “All the PJs are purchased by hospital employees and the WARMC volunteers are very gracious in donating money to the event.”

The children got to choose from a variety of pajamas and enjoyed cookies after making their selections.

“I am so excited,” said 9-year old Jasmine Dennis. “Mine are so cute and soft,” she said. Dennis chose a pink pair of pajamas with a bunny on them.

In all, 97 children were able to select PJs.

“This is great for our Club kids,” said Boys & Girls Clubs of the Colorado River President/CEO Autumn Boyle-Robinson. “We are grateful that WARMC does this for us. The kids are all very appreciative.”

Boys & Girls Clubs members weren’t through enjoying the Christmas generosity of area business and organizations. The Bullhead City Morning Kiwanis Club sponsored a shopping trip to Walmart for the Kicks for Kids initiative to buy each club member a pair of shoes. A total of 132 children were able to pick out their own footwear.

“This was such a treat for the kids,” Boyle-Robinson said. And on Thursday, the club held its annual holiday lunch, treating 111 kids to Christmas dinner. The Aquarius Casino Resort donated the turkeys and the Pioneer Gambling Hall provided pumpkin pies. Board members and staff donated the rest of the meal.

“It’s been a fun-filled week for the kids,” Boyle-

Robinson said. “The halls have been filled with big smiles and a lot of ‘thank yous.’?”