View coverage by our friends at WSTM TV3, WSYR TV9 and YNN 10, who joined Crouse staff for the hat and mitten distribution. And thanks to the Post-Standard for also covering the event.
Crouse Hospital employees, doctors, volunteers and visitors raised more than $1,800 to again show their caring and compassion for our Hughes Magnet School family. Donated funds were used to purchase hats and gloves for the nearly 600 students at Hughes - pre-K through grade 7. Each student today received a hat and set of gloves to wear during this bitter cold weather. Funds collected above the cost of the gloves and hats will be donated to the school's wellness program.
A special thank you to all volunteer collectors who made this a success: Andrea Rachetta, Wendy Masters, Zair Carella, Denise Goble, Kathy Truex, Pam Coleman, Cindy Brown, Deborah Montrond, Denise Amidon, Deb Franz, Robyn Ouderkirk, Maureen Fauler and Judy Hall, as well as CNY Anesthesia Group for its generous donation. Pictured here with a group of Hughes students is Matt LoDolce, a student at Syracuse University's Newhouse School of Public Communications, who is interning in the hospital's Communications Department. Helping Matt distribute hats/gloves to the kids yesterday were Crouse staff members Kathy Truex, Maureen Fauler, Leesa Kelley and Bob Allen.
In partnership with the Syracuse City School District, Crouse has been working with Hughes to support its Health is Hoppin’ at Hughes wellness program since 2004. Other projects include annual health-topic speakers for each grade, heart-health screenings for staff and parents, nutrition education events and in 2007 Crouse friends and staff collected money to donate hundreds of health-related books for the school’s student library.