Danielle Gleason, publisher and editor for Macaroni Kid of Port Jefferson, Stony Brook and East Setauket, organized a fundraiser to raise donations for the Stony Brook Children's Hospital CHILD LIFE program at the North Shore Montessori School (NSMS) in Stony Brook.
This hospital program helps celebrate important milestones for Stony Brook Children’s patients such as birthdays and end-of-treatment celebrations. Together, Gleason and NSMS were able to get almost 200 people to attend the event, raising over $500,000 in monetary donations.
In addition, the organization was able to fill an entire truck with brand new, unwrapped toys, as well as, band aids and other miscellaneous items for the children.
Meg Sheehan, director of NSMS said in a statement, “It really brought the community together to support a great cause—pediatric oncology patients at Stony Brook Children’s.”
Check out some of the photos from the event above courtesy of NSMS