Making gift-giving easier

Friends of Matheny volunteer Lisa Turovlin helps student Benjamin Deffenbaugh pick out some holiday presents.

One of the many holiday traditions at Matheny is the annual Holiday Boutique, held for the students and patients by The Friends of Matheny, our auxiliary group. The boutique is an opportunity for those who live and go to school at Matheny to do holiday shopping for their families without having to venture out to the mall. People throughout the community donate items, and The Friends volunteers price them very reasonably so the students and patients can afford to buy gifts for their loved ones.

This year’s Holiday Boutique was held on December 2 and coordinated by Friends board member and Matheny parent Edana Desatnick, who called it “a truly magical day.”