Days before Christmas, a group of plumbers and pipefitters pulled up to BayPointe Hospital in an SUV packed with presents. One by one the gifts were loaded onto a cart and delivered to the gymnasium where they would be wrapped and sorted. These weren’t just any presents; they were handpicked for each child that would be spending Christmas on BayPointe’s children’s residential unit.
In years past an angel tree was set up in the hospital’s lobby and staff members would select a child’s name from the tree, purchase the gift they desire and make a child’s wish come true. This year members of the UA Plumbers and Pipefitters Local 119 adopted all 30 children in the residential program.
“We wanted to do something special for children in our community.” Edward Sellew, Local 119’s business manager, said. “When we heard about the kids at BayPointe and the generosity of their staff, we knew this was the perfect project for us.” Administrative ‘A’
staff members also chipped in and bought balls, board games and more for the