2008-06-13 / Community

Young Children Dominate Penny Harvest For Good Cause

Pictured L-R: Helene Schneider, Shawnya Johnson and Nurse Dale Murray Pictured L-R: Helene Schneider, Shawnya Johnson and Nurse Dale Murray The children of one of P.S. 105's first grade classes recently visited Peninsula Hospital Center's Angels on the Bay Pediatric Unit bearing a Penny Harvest donation in the amount of $1,000! Even though these first grade children are only five and six years old, their class collected more pennies than any other class in the school. Liz Sulik, PHC's Director of External Affairs, took the children for a first hand look at Peninsula Hospital Center's pediatric unit. Under the guidance of teacher Shawnya Johnson and math coach and Penny Harvest Coordinator, Helene Schneider, the children spoke with hospital personnel and became acquainted with the pediatric unit's environment, including its mesmerizing fish tank. Assistant Head Nurse Dale Murray, RN, was very pleased to receive the donation on behalf of the Hospital Center. "Incredible gifts like these," said Nurse Murray in thanking the children, "are used to purchase special items for our patients to make the Angels on the Bay unit feel more like home to the hospitalized children, and we are so grateful for their hard work."

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