Begin Main Content Area

 Blog Post

Greene Staff Deliver Gifts to Hospital—And Come Away with One of Their Own

Tags: Greene
December 19, 2019 12:00 AM
By: DOC Staff

PA Coat of Arms

Greene staff deliver giftsThere has been an enormous amount of generosity and giving throughout the DOC the past few months, and the following story from SCI Greene is no exception. SCI Greene Major M.A. Switzer shares the following story of what happened when staff personally delivered their generous gift to Children's Hospital in Pittsburgh. It's a good reminder of why the many fundraisers, drives and collections conducted by DOC staff are so important:

On Dec. 17, SCI Greene staff had the opportunity to present Children's Hospital with over $1,800 in gift cards that were donated by the employees/families. The hospital was extremely appreciative and wanted to ensure that everyone here knew how thankful they were to receive this donation.

We also had the opportunity to visit with a young girl named Sophia. For the most part, Sophia is a normal young girl that enjoys all the things that every girl at her age does. However, Sophia has a heart condition that was diagnosed at birth and has required her to spend an exceptional amount of time at Children's Hospital. Recently she has had complications that have required her to remain at the hospital for the unforeseeable future.

We presented Miss Sophia with a few gifts and, in turn, received the biggest gift back from her in return -- her SMILE. It's times like these when you reflect and realize how precious life is, and how fortunate we are to have benefit to be at the receiving end of their appreciation.  Thank you to all the SCI Greene staff for everything that you did to make this drive a success. These gifts may seem like a small donation, but they are truly appreciated from the recipients and the reward we receive back by a SMILE on a child's face are absolutely PRICELESS.

Thank you again for everything you have done and continue to do, your efforts to assist others is what makes SCI Greene a very special place.

Share This