Some very sick children got very special gifts this past Christmas thanks to a generous donation by an anonymous Town of Smithtown employee.
The employee said that they wanted to donate brand new teddy bears to children in St. Charles Hospital on behalf of the Smithtown Senior Citizens Center. So, on Christmas Eve, the Senior Citizens Center team delivered 50 teddy bears to St Catherine’s of Siena. From there, they were taken to St. Charles Hospital Pediatrics unit, where each one found a home next to a young child who spent Christmas in a hospital bed.
Members of the Smithtown Senior Center staff delivered the gift-wrapped teddy bears to St Catherine’s of Siena. The gifts were received by Lisa Mulvey, Executive Director at St. Charles Hospital Foundation at Catholic Health Services who delivered the teddy bears to the pediatrics unit on Christmas Eve. Community Outreach Coordinator, Mary Ellen McCrossen, worked with the Town of Smithtown to coordinate the special delivery.
“This is a very special way to bring holiday cheer to some very worthy boys and girls,” said Smithtown Town Supervisor Ed Wehrheim.