Contact: Megan D’Angelo
WCA Director of Development
Telephone: (716) 664-8423. Fax: (716) 664-8336

Crèche Donates In Honor of Longtime Advocate

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Pictured from L to Right with some of the items recently purchased through a gift from Crèche to benefit young patients and their families served by WCA Hospital are Valerie Scarpino (Crèche CoChair), Liz Ciancio (WCA PT, Crèche CoChair) Megan D’Angelo-Barone (WCA Director of Development), Donna Barber (WCA OB Coordinator), William L. (WCA Counselor III Nursing), Priscilla Banes (WCA Assistant Manager ED).

Jamestown, NY (Monday, June 6, 2016)—For more than a century, Crèche has raised significant funding in order to provide for the needs of children in Chautauqua County. Each year, the Crèche Hospital Committee helps fulfill wishes from child-related departments at WCA Hospital. Crèche recently made a $2196 donation to WCA Hospital which enabled the non-profit organization to make several purchases from their “Wish List” that will directly benefit children and their families served by WCA. Longtime Crèche Advocate, Patricia Phillips (Pat) who recently passed away stated, “It is so rewarding to see the hard work and dedication of the Crèche volunteers resulting in tangible expressions of love and compassionate care at WCA Hospital. We are so privileged to stand beside WCA to enhance the care provided to the children of our community.”

Pat was a dedicated Crèche volunteer for many years, who was passionate about helping children at WCA Hospital with being able to provide the needs in various departments. Pat recently passed away, but her legacy of helping others still continues with the significant volunteer work she not only did with Crèche, but also with WCA Hospital. She had served on many boards and committees throughout the community, with only one thing in mind-helping others. Pat is truly missed by many, but our hope is that everyone will follow her lead and continue her legacy with helping the children and pediatric patients at WCA Hospital and with Crèche.

Eight departments at WCA Hospital which directly serve children benefited from this gift, including, Emergency Department (thermometer, children’s books), Maternity (post-partum depression pamphlets),, IP Mental Health (games and crayons), Psychology (toys and screening test subscription), Recreational Therapy (games and crafts), and Speech & Hearing (building language aides).

“The purchase of the toys for our Pediatrics patients is a tremendous asset and the perfect example of Crèche’s generosity,” said Robert Piede, Director of Speech & Hearing. “These continuous donations allow us to build on language and skills in a more positive way.”

To learn more about opportunities to volunteer for or support Crèche, please visit, or mail your gift to: The Crèche, Inc., PO Box 601, Jamestown, NY 14702-0601.

To make a tax-deductible gift to support the care and treatment of children at WCA Hospital, please contact Megan D’Angelo-Barone, WCA Director of Development, at (716) 664-8423, or view the Wish List at, or mail your gift to: WCA Office of Development, PO Box 840, Jamestown, NY 14702-0840.

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