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WALDENBOOKS DONATES TO WCA

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From left: Jessica Cappa, WCA Hospital Emergency Department R.N.; Donna Nelson, Waldenbooks Senior Book Seller; Gil Marzinek, M.D., WCA Emergency physician; Melanie Mason, Assistant Manager at Waldenbooks. Waldenbooks recently donated over 300 children’s books to benefit patients at WCA.

Jamestown, New York (Friday, June 5, 2009) - Waldenbooks, located in the Chautauqua Mall, Lakewood, collected and donated over 300 infant and children's books to benefit children cared for and served by the WCA Hospital Emergency Department. All books were purchased by Waldenbooks' customers before being distributed evenly to WCA and the United Way.

"These books put smiles on the faces of children, sometimes in the midst of some very difficult situations," explains Karl Sisson, WCA Director of Development.  "This clearly demonstrates our community's support of WCA Hospital and enhances our patients' experience.  We cannot thank Waldenbooks and its customers enough for their generosity."

The donation included soft and hard cover books, coloring books, jigsaw puzzles, and activity books for children of various ages from infants to teenagers.  Some books for young children include themes on the seasons, animals, and fairy tales featuring inspiring stories. 

Assistant Manager at Waldenbooks, Melanie Mason, said, "We believe it is very important to be involved in the community and support local charitable organizations.  I cannot thank our customers enough!  This is the fifth year Waldenbooks has conducted this book drive, and this year was the most successful.  I have been pleasantly surprised by the response.  I believe people realize the needs of our community now more than ever."

In 2008, the WCA Hospital Emergency Care team provided quality and compassionate care through more than 36,500 patient visits.  If you would like to support the WCA Hospital Emergency Department with a tax-deductible contribution, please contact the WCA Office of Development at (716) 664-8423 or development@heritage1886.org.

 

 
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