Halloween comes early

Sanofi volunteer Antoine Labrousse paints a pumpkin with adult resident Dion Alston.

Halloween arrived a little early at Matheny. On Friday, October 11, a dozen volunteers from Sanofi U.S. visited adult patients to help paint pumpkins and make other Halloween decorations in preparation for the annual holiday.

Sanofi is a diversified global healthcare company whose U.S. headquarters are in Bridgewater, NJ. Volunteerism, according to the company website, is “one of our cornerstones for social responsibility. It is the way that our employees show solidarity with others in need.”

Matheny’s adult services program, both at our main Peapack campus and at our Hillsborough Adult Learning Center, provides a specialized integrated day program for persons 21 years and older who have medically complex developmental disabilities. We welcome volunteers from the community—both individuals and corporate groups such as those from Sanofi. For more information about volunteer opportunities at Matheny, call (908) 234-0011, ext. 282, or email volunteers@matheny.org.

Sanofi volunteer Yen Yu Chen personalizes a pumpkin for adult resident Mason Walsh.


One response to “Halloween comes early”

  1. Evelyn Labick says:

    I remember Matheny school before it had expanded, My mother was also a night nurse for the children. Matheny is such a special place.