Middletown, NY – Orange Regional Medical Center’s Pediatric Unit received a donation of more than 125 new books. Dylan King of Bloomingburg, New York, a third grade student at Circleville Elementary School, proudly made the donation of books spanning various reading levels.
Turning to reading instead of television while home sick one day, Dylan, age 8, came up with the idea of collecting new books for pediatric patients who were staying in the hospital. He created flyers requesting donations of new books and passed them out to his classmates. With the help of his fellow students, Dylan had collected more than 125 books in short period of time.
“We are so excited to receive this awesome donation of books for our young patients. Dylan’s effort toward this donation is terrific and we are grateful for his support,” states Michelle Ferguson, Orange Regional’s child life specialist.
The Orange Regional Medical Center Foundation is currently accepting donations toward its Lend A Hand For Kids Capital Campaign to benefit Orange Regional’s new Pediatric Center. If you would like to donate please call 845-333-2333 or visit us at www.ormc.org/LendAHandForKids to make an online donation.
Orange Regional Medical Center is a member of the Greater Hudson Valley Health System.