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PRESCHOOLERS LEND A HELPING HAND
Students at Helping Hands Christian Preschool in Goshen, New York were hard at work for the month of May participating in Hailey’s Hope Foundation’s Nickels for NICU Babies fundraising campaign. They collected nickels and other coins to raise money for families with babies hospitalized in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at the Rowley Birthing Center at Orange Regional Medical Center (ORMC) in Middletown, New York.
Nickels for NICU Babies is a fundraising campaign that encourages children to help make a difference in the lives of others. Over 80 preschool students raised more than $300 for NICU babies. Students also collected numerous baby supplies such as onesies, pacifiers and washcloths to donate to NICU families. “Hailey’s Hope Foundation is an incredible organization that fulfills a great need in our community. This cause is near and dear to our hearts. Many of our families have been recipients of their wonderful support,” says Helping Hands Christian Preschool Director, Lori Soutar.
“I am so moved to see how energetic and willing children are to help others in need,” said Debra Randazzo, Director of Hailey’s Hope Foundation. “They searched high and low for nickels: in piggy banks, seat cushions, parent’s wallets, on the playground and more.”
Since its inception in December 2007, Hailey’s Hope Foundation has raised over $1,500,000 and provided support to over 5,000 NICU families.
About Hailey’s Hope Foundation
Hailey’s Hope Foundation was established in 2007 to support the needs of families with premature and critically ill babies in New York-area Neonatal Intensive Care Units (NICUs) and improve the quality of NICU care. In addition to providing NICU families with financial assistance for non-medical expenses, emotional support and educational information, Hailey’s Hope Foundation works closely with NICU staff to understand families’ needs and raises funds for NICU equipment and neonatal research. Its programs and initiatives strive to help families cope with a difficult NICU journey, to empower them to help their babies get better, and to give NICU babies a greater fighting chance. Hailey’s Hope Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization based in Goshen, New York. It is currently partnered with the following hospitals: Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital at Westchester Medical Center in Valhalla (Level IV NICU); Orange Regional Medical Center in Middletown (Level II NICU); Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital-New York Presbyterian in New York City (Level III NICU); and The Children’s Hospital at Albany Medical Center in Albany (Level IV NICU). To learn more, visit www.haileyshopefoundation.org.
Vice President, Hailey’s Hope Foundation
Phone: (914) 584-8833
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