An annual birthday tradition

Matt McDermott delivers a check for $500 to development officer Janice Kriegman.

Matt McDermott’s donations to Matheny have become a yearly tradition. The Basking Ridge resident asks those attending his birthday party every year to bring a toy, game or money to donate to a worthy cause. This year, the toys and games were given to the Neighborhood House in Morristown, and McDermott, a seventh grader at the Delbarton School in Morristown, presented a $500 check to Matheny to be used to supplement Matheny’s recreation therapy budget.

McDermott also has formed a group called Athletes in Motion, designed to raise funds for special athletes in the community. Matheny’s recreation therapy program provides our students and patients with a variety of recreation opportunities and resources to improve their physical, emotional, cognitive and social well-being.