Washington Township Students Create Dozens of Greeting Cards to Help Spread Thanksgiving Joy for Hospital Patients

November 26, 2019

Students of Orchard Valley Middle School, joined by peers from the National Honor Society at Washington Township High School and the nonprofit CB Kids, recently crafted dozens of Thanksgiving greeting cards for Jefferson Washington Township Hospital patients.

“These cards will bring smiles to our patients,” said John Graham, Hospital Chief Administrative Officer. “We thank the students for helping to brighten their Thanksgiving, since they cannot be home with their families.”

CB Kids introduces children to nonprofit groups with the goal of providing lasting memories of volunteering, which will hopefully inspire them to volunteer as adults.

The cards will be given out as part of meal trays.

Shown with some of the created cards, from left, are: Back row - John Graham, Chief Administrative Officer, Jefferson Washington Township Hospital (JWTH); Dana Allen, EVS Patient Experience Manager, JWTH; Dianne Bottino, Administrative Director of Patient Experience, JWTH; Marcie Dewey, President, CB Kids; Michael Guerriero, Director of Food Services, JWTH; Samuel Knox, Food Services, JWTH; Linda Burke, Food Services, JWTH; Jen Smith, PTO Vice President, Orchard Valley Middle School; and Nathaniel Arnold, Director of Operations, Jefferson Washington Township Hospital. Front row – Jean Young, Nutritional Care Assistant, JWTH; Michele Acevedo, Education & Fellowship Administrator, Graduate Medical Education, Jefferson Health New Jersey; Janice Petulla, Education Coordinator, Graduate Medical Education, Jefferson Health New Jersey; and Elisabeth Brent, Administration, JWTH.