Number of Participants: 2
Hours Donated: 8
Value of Time Served: $135
Event Type: Children & Youth
Date: February 17, 2017
720 Northern Boulevard Brookville
New York 11548, United States
On Tuesday, LIU Post women’s lacrosse sophomore Abbey Sollecito (New Hyde Park, N.Y.) and freshman Jenna Doherty (Oceanside, N.Y.) teamed up with the Matthew Fetzer Foundation to give out toys and treats for Valentine’s Day at Cohen Children’s Medical Center in Queens.
The Pioneer student-athletes delivered presents, gift cards, doughnuts, cupcakes and roses to various children and parents to help spread the Valentine’s Day spirit.
“Helping out with the Matthew Fetzer Foundation gave me a sense of fulfillment,” Doherty said. “I will never forget watching the faces of these children light up when handing out Valentine’s Day gifts to them and their families.”
Doherty also added: “Donating my time at the Cohen Children’s Medical Center made me realize how much of an impact I can have on someone’s day. The Matthew Fetzer Foundation is truly a life-changing organization and I am grateful to have had an opportunity to volunteer for them. This is something I would hope to do again in the near future.”
The Matthew Fetzer Foundation, which started in 2005, is a non-for-profit organization that distributes toys, hosts parties and provides financial and emotional support to children with cancer and their families.