This past May, Mrs. Pam Lynch’s Mentor team organized a toy collection for the Childrens’s Hospital of Philadelphia’s (CHOP) Child Life Department. DLFF Scholars joined together to collect items for the children such as journals, play dough, stuffed animals, and coloring supplies for the children.
The team began this project back in March when they spoke to Nurse Jackie , who works in the Child Life department. The team shared their ideas about their service project to Jackie, who was thrilled to hear all of their wonderful ideas and excited for the toys.
DLFF Scholar Kiley Delfin (‘25) states that the team chose CHOP for their service project, “We felt that helping children through their time at CHOP would make it a little easier on them and put a smile on their face to keep fighting”. Earlier this year, Kiley organized a pajama dress down fundraiser where students could donate money to participate in the pajama day. This brilliant idea raised a total of $850 for CHOP. “My favorite thing about this service project was being able to give back to the kids. They go through so much and just being able to raise money and help them is very special” Said Delfin.
Thank you Mrs. Lynch Mentor team for their commitment to helping children and families served by CHOP.
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, the oldest hospital in the United States dedicated exclusively to pediatrics, strives to be the world leader in the advancement of healthcare for children by integrating excellent patient care, innovative research and quality professional education into all of its programs.