Employees Make Christmas Brighter for Children
toy drive in December to help benefit the Community Action Agency of Delaware
County resulted in dozens of donations to help those less fortunate in our
area. Employees from Delaware County Memorial Hospital and Taylor Hospital made
a special effort to make many Delaware County children extra happy on Christmas
morning this past year.
Nutrition Services department at Delaware County Memorial Hospital raffled off
two gift baskets in the cafeteria to raise money to buy presents for the
children that are helped through the toy drive.
and I were able to raise $325 for toys for the kids,” says Barbara Broadbent,
director of Nutrition Services at Delaware County Memorial Hospital. “As a
department, my staff really enjoys helping out others in their time of need,
especially at Christmas—the season of giving. With the money we raised, we were
able to buy around 30 toys.”
Hospital, one employee turned this year’s drive into a family initiative.
from a very large family — I’m one of nine, and we have several nieces,
nephews, in-laws and cousins — that amounts to about 50 people,” says Kathy
Driscoll, R.N., Taylor Hospital CICU. “Every year, we have a Pollyanna that one
of our family members is in charge of coordinating. Since this year was my
turn, I decided to do it a little differently.”
of having each of her family members purchase a $10 or $15 present for one
another, Driscoll decided that their money would go to better use if they each
purchased a toy for the toy drive.
family was more than happy with the idea, and was excited to be helping out
children who are less fortunate,” Driscoll adds. “By the time Christmas rolled around,
we had dozens of presents to donate. Hopefully, this past year’s toy-giving
will turn into a family tradition for years to come.”
information about the Community Action Agency, visit www.caadc.org.