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The Kiwanis Club of Massapequa Makes a Real Difference for Children & Adolescents at South Oaks Hospital
(January 5, 2010) The holiday season is a wonderful time of year for many Long Islanders. It is always an extra special time for children and adolescents. The Kiwanis Club of Massapequa chose to make it a special holiday for the children and adolescents at South Oaks Hospital.
On Wednesday, December 23rd, Kathleen Behan, Secretary of the Kiwanis and Rick Falta, Board Member of the Kiwanis arrived at South Oaks Hospital with bags of toys, games, pajamas, slippers, stuffed animals, remote cars, dolls, art supplies and many other wonderful gifts. Kathleen Behan stated, "Fellow Kiwanians, Nancy Farrell and Stephanie Barreda, did all the shopping for the gifts." These gifts brought love, laughter and lots of smiles for our kids on Christmas morning. Christine Moran, Vice President of Mental Health Services at South Oaks Hospital and Wayne Rothwell, Director of Child and Adolescent Services as well as other members of the healthcare team welcomed Kathleen Behan and Rick Falta.
Mrs. Moran commented, "The donations we received from the Kiwanis Club of Massapequa make such a tremendous difference for our kids on Christmas Day. On behalf of our kids, their loved ones and all of our staff, we are very grateful for the generosity of the Massapequa Kiwanis and their true spirit of giving during this season. We wish each of the members and their families a very Happy, Healthy New Year."
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April Ramirez, Staff, Patricia Little, Staff, Theresa Eads, Staff, Kathleen Behan, Secretary of Massapequa Kiwanis, Rick Falta, Board Member of Massapequa Kiwanis, Kelvin Estevez, Staff, Christine Moran, Vice President of Mental Health Services and Wayne Rothwell, Director of Child and Adolescent Services.
Mary Jeanne Corea