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Oxford Kindergarten Student Donates Toys to Benefit Pediatric Patients at Danbury Hospital

Friday, March 08, 2013 - Danbury, CT

Kids Care Club of the Western Connecticut Health Network Foundation

Josh Covino, a kindergarten student at Quaker Farms School in Oxford, has donated an assortment of brand new toys to Danbury Hospital to be used by the Hospital's pediatric patients.

He hoped these exciting new toys would brighten the day of the recipients. This was the first donation of toys made by Covino for the benefit of pediatric patients at Danbury Hospital. Executive Director and Vice President of the Foundation, Grace Linhard stated "Covino's supportive efforts are an inspiration to not only his family and his classmates but also to the community."

As a result of his efforts, Covino has been inducted into Danbury Hospital's Kids Care Club, a philanthropic organization for children and young adults under the age of 18.

About Kids Care Club

The Kids Care Club at Western Connecticut Health Network encourages children under the age of 18 to make donations in support of pediatric programs and services at Danbury Hospital and/or New Milford Hospital. Donations help purchase toys, videos/movies, video games and systems, and more to make children's hospital stays more comfortable. Children raise funds in many ways, including:

  • Asking friends and family for donations;
  • Organizing penny drives, lemonade stands, or other events;
  • Raising funds in lieu of birthday gifts; or
  • Donating a portion of their allowance

For more information on the Kids Care Club, please call the Western Connecticut Health Network Foundation office at 203.739.7227 or 860.210.5270.