May 17, 2021 – Representatives of Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital and its nonprofit foundation recently accepted a check for $5,000 from National Junior Honor Society students at Falcon Cove Middle School in Weston.
Students raised the money during a two-week period by creating websites, videos, social media posts, and selling Domino’s Pizza coupon cards. The fundraising was accomplished during a time students were going to school remotely due to COVID-19 and had almost no face-to-face contact with fellow students and faculty advisors.
“Students used all their talent and creativity because they felt like this was the year to take care of their children’s hospital,” said Caitlin Stella, CEO of Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital.
The check presentation was the centerpiece of a program that was attended by students, staff, community leaders, parents, and representatives of the children’s hospital. The school’s jazz band performed, cheerleaders welcomed guests who entered on a red carpet, and balloons and signage recognized the partnership between Falcon Cove and ‘Joe D.’
In addition to the $5,000 donation, students raised additional money to provide catered lunches to neonatal intensive care and COVID-19 medical teams at the pediatric facility to support those who care for the sickest kids. “They (students) were driven, inspired, and motivated to do something right for the healthcare workers and they did it selflessly,” said Stella Stringer, a Falcon Cove Middle School teacher and National Junior Honor Society advisor.
Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital (www.jdch.com) is one of the nation’s leading pediatric hospitals, offering a comprehensive scope of healthcare services and programs in a caring, compassionate setting designed specifically for children. A level one trauma center, it combines advanced technology, the expertise of board-certified specialists, and a patient and family-centered approach to heal the body, mind, and spirit of those it touches.
The hospital’s nonprofit foundation focuses on philanthropy to positively impact patients, families, and underwrite programs, facilities, and equipment that support the pediatric facility’s mission.
To learn more about Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital, visit jdch.com and connect with @jdchospital on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and Instagram.