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Young Philanthropists Emerge to Support Orange Regional Medical Center

June 5, 2012

Middletown, NY- Orange Regional Medical Center’s Pediatric Unit is the proud benefactor of more than $800 raised by the Orange Regional Medical Center Foundation’s Young Philanthropists Club, a group of local, young residents who have come together for the purpose of raising money for young patients. To date, the group has held two bake sales and a book sale. Their fundraising efforts have purchased an Otoscope, a device used to look into the ears.

The Young Philanthropists Club is an extension of the Orange Regional Foundation and was formed to support the Department of Pediatrics at Orange Regional. Club members are encouraged to make monetary donations or volunteer their time to help raise funds. Contributions, for example, range from donations made from their allowance to organizing and running bake sales to asking friends and family to make donations in lieu of birthday or holiday gifts. The Young Philanthropists Group also accepts new toys and books to stock the Pediatric Wing.

“Young people have so much enthusiasm. The Young Philanthropist Group is proving that the collective generosity of our community’s youth can make a difference in the lives of other children,” says Orange Regional Medical Center Foundation Director of Development, Kathleen Webber. “My idea for starting the group was inspired by a young girl who had organized fundraisers in her school. She wanted to provide the Hospital with money to benefit sick children.”

For more information about the fundraising activities of the Orange Regional Medical Center Foundation call 845-333-2333 or visit www.ormc.org/foundation.

Orange Regional Medical Center is a member of the Greater Hudson Valley Health System.

About the Orange Regional Medical Center Foundation

The Orange Regional Medical Center Foundation is a charitable organization whose sole purpose is to encourage philanthropic support for Orange Regional Medical Center. Funds raised through the Foundation’s activities are used to acquire state-of-the-art medical equipment and support a wide range of healthcare programs for the community. The Foundation is governed by a Board of Trustees comprised of volunteer representatives from throughout our community. Gifts to Orange Regional Medical Center can be made in many forms. Large or small, in cash, securities or real estate, made outright or provided for in a will or trust, donated in memory of, or in tribute to a friend or loved one – each gift is gratefully received and is tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law and your own tax circumstances.

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