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Poly Clinic receives final donation from the “Poly Dolly” Project


On Thursday April 11th a final donation was made to the Dr. Otto Rodriguez San Pedro PolyClinic II on behalf of the “Poly Dolly Project”. The Poly Dolly Project was presented at the Ladies Holiday Charity Luncheon that was hosted at Casa Picasso on December 4, 2012 and organized by Ti Southwell, Tina Hayden, Amy Knox, Tammy Peterson and Jackie Feldman.


The “Poly Dolly Project” was made possible by Amy Oldham, Cara Thomas and Ti Southwell, who dedicated many, many hours of their time to create multi-colored and multi-ethnic cloth dolls, called the Poly Dollies. Filled with the classic ingredients in Belize’s national dish, rice and beans, these dolls were sold throughout the luncheon to the excited ladies who couldn’t help but fall in love with the cute characters. At the end of the fun event a grand total of $7,702 BZD was raised and with that money, a variety of equipment was purchased to be donated to the clinic.

Four separate donations were made to the PolyClinic. The first donation included two IV poles, six digital thermometers, two portable pulse oximeters, 120 steri strip and 64 adult diapers. The second donation was of two spine boards and the third donation included an otoscope set, 14 ambu bags, 14 non-rebreather oxygen masks, ten disposable male urinals, six boxes of 300 steri strips and one wheelchair footrest replacement. The final donation was made on April 11th, and included a patient vital monitor and $300 BZD cash.

The staff at the Poly Clinic is grateful for the donations and assures all that contributed that the equipment will certainly be put to good use in the local health care system. The San Pedro Sun joins the clinic and community in thanking the generous ladies that made this donation possible.

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