Spring planting

Sara Naylor and Jordan Perry-Fair with adult patient Luis Rodriguez.

Eighth-graders from the Madison Junior School in Madison, NJ, made their second trip to Matheny this school year to visit with  students and patients and to help out with a spring planting project.

Volunteers are always welcome at Matheny, as part of an organized group or as individuals, especially during weeknights or on weekends.

For information, call (908) 234-0011, ext. 282, or email volunteers@matheny.org.

Desta Johnson with adult patient Rasheedah Mahali.

Putting a lid on children’s cancer

Friday, December 2, was Hats On Day at Matheny. All staff members and students were asked to wear hats to raise awareness about children’s cancer. Boxes were distributed around the facility for both hat and monetary donations, the latter to be sent to the Foundation for Children with Cancer.

A group of eighth graders from the Madison Junior School visited Matheny and helped students design special hats and collect money. The effort raised more than $200.

Above, Madison Junior eighth graders Diane Moore, left, and Desta Johnson made a hat for 16-year-old Matheny student Daniel Gaudreau.

Below, Madison Junior eighth graders Taylor Camp, left, and Ellen Magnier with 10-year-old Matheny student Katherine Gaudio.