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Crouse Hospital employees, volunteers and physicians shared their kind and generous spirit — as they have over the years for projects in our community — with Syracuse school children preparing for the new school year. For the second consecutive summer, they donated school supplies and donated funds — more than $1,000 to purchase backpacks, which were filled with all sorts of items they'll need for class.
On Saturday, Aug. 20, the backpacks will be added to the those collected by other organizations and individuals in the area during the 10th annual Mary Nelson Youth Day Barbeque. Crouse will be the only local hospital providing free blood pressure checks that day, which begins with a parade that will include Crouse's award-winning float.
On Wednesday, Aug. 18, employees and several of our Junior Volunteers pitched in to load up the supplies which were delivered to the Mary Nelson Foundation on S. Salina Stt. in Syracuse by Crouse Courier, Rich Parker. Shown here, left to right, are employees Judy Farrelly, Cindy Brown and Deborah Montrond (back row) and Junior Volunteers Kirin Kaur, Tori Riccelli (middle row), Hayley Martin, Dalia Alafifi, and Simran Gill.
Thanks to all Crouse employees who donated or assisted with this project, demonstrating the Crouse mission, vision and values in action.
Best wishes to students of all ages for a safe and productive academic year!