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Homebuilders help health clinic

Donated books improve "Children's Corner" in waiting area

The Park City Area Homebuilder’s Association donated nearly 100 books to the People’s Health Clinic this week.

The move was part of regular service the group performs on behalf of area nonprofits including the Peace House, the Children’s Justice Center, Habitat for Humanity and others, explained president Jason Moore.

Helping the People’s Health Clinic makes sense for the Homebuilder’s Association because so many construction workers struggle with affording health insurance or have needed to turn to the clinic because of the hard financial times the industry has faced, he explained.

Having more features to occupy children while families wait to see health care workers has always been a part of the clinic’s master plan, Moore said. Unfortunately, because of increased usage by the community, the clinic’s budget is tight and administrators couldn’t justify using money needed to provide care for a children’s corner.

The association did a book drive and built book shelves and benches for the children, he said. In examination rooms, magnet boards give them something to play with while their parents are treated.

An unintended benefit is the books help some of the Latino parents practice English while they read to their child, he said.

That has been so touching to the association it is currently raising money to purchase bilingual books that can be sent home with families, Moore added.

Andrew Kirk

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