2009-02-13 / School News

Local Students Join The Children For Children Mission

The pediatric patients in the Angels on the Bay Pediatric Unit at Peninsula Hospital Center were recently treated to specially designed and handmade jigsaw puzzles. Children from P.S. 256, under the leadership of Elizabeth Kaufman, joined with the Children for Children Programs on a mission to link community service and learning. The children arrived at the hospital center proudly carrying their creations. They were given a tour of Angels on the Bay Pediatric Unit, had an opportunity to visit and interact with some of the nurses and personnel and learn about the unit. As they departed, each child donated her or his puzzle to a hospitalized child.

The children were eager to learn, listened intently, asked questions and were polite to the staff. When quizzed on why they made puzzles and visited the pediatric unit, all of them were eager to say, "To help other people."

Children for Children programs engage more than 79,000 young people in 26 states across the United States. Working with children from all backgrounds beginning at an early age, CFC's various programs teach the value of civic engagement and demonstrate that no matter how young, everyone has something to give.

The youngsters who designed and delivered the jigsaw puzzles to Peninsula Hospital Center were very excited to share their creations and give back to the community.

A job very well done!

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