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Baby Clothes Donations Exceed Expectations!

Baby-Clothes-Drive“Our hospital-wide clothing drive was a huge success!”  That’s the message Rhonda Nichols  of the  Intensive Care Nursery passed along to coworkers after collecting far more baby clothes – preemies to 12 month sizes – than her goal of 400 outfits.  In fact, the donations so outpaced her expectations that she was not only able to supply 18 bags of new and gently used clothing to parents in need on her unit -- “It helps to lift the moral of preemie parents” -- but also donated clothing to the Jane Addams House, a woman’s shelter, and the People’s Emergency Center.  “And I still have three big bags filled with clothing,” she said.

“I see great things happening through these donations.  I thank everyone for their support.”

 

Photo caption:  Helping in the baby clothing drive were (l. to r.) Rick Heuser (Social Work), assistant nurse manager Kelley Karp, Caitlin Dibileo (Drexel Co-Op), Rhonda Nichols, Janeen Cross (Social Work), and Elizabeth Mooney.

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