Special gifts

Matheny student Katherine Gaudio displays her gifts as Skanska employees look on. From left, Kim DeRocca, Lisa Mancuso, Young Moon and Stacey Sturrock.

Employees from Skanska USA’s Parsippany, NJ, office have been visiting Matheny during the holidays since 2010, bringing gifts for the students and patients. This year, the Skanska visitors decided to personalize their presents. They asked Matheny staff members to provide a list of items on Matheny residents’ Christmas lists. So, when they arrived, they had specific gifts for specific people.

The new system worked perfectly, and the Matheny students and patients were amazed that the Skanska employees somehow knew what they wanted. Since the same Skanska employees come every year, there was also an opportunity for some holiday socializing with familiar faces. Sweden-based Skanska AB is one of the world’s leading construction companies.

Lisa Mancuso and Matheny adult resident Chris Saglimbene.