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

Local Brownie Troop donates Toys to WCA Hospital Pediatric Unit

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Girl Scout Brownie Troop 10151 members make a generous donation of toys to the WCA Hospital Pediatric Unit staff members. Pictured from left to right are Donna Nelson, unit clerk Barbara Jackson Senior Staff RN, Tammy Eggleston RN, Deborah Johnson RN, and Tammy Reichard LPN.

Jamestown, New York (Monday, June 8, 2015)—WCA Hospital recently received the heartfelt donation of toys, books, DVDs and games donated by a local Girl Scout Brownie troop to the Pediatric Unit.

Girl Scout Brownie Troop 10151 from Randolph collected the items to bring some of the comfort of home to WCA’s young patients staying in the Pediatric Unit. The girls decided to give the gift as part of a troop project on sharing with others. Members of the Brownie Troop visited the Pediatric Unit and personally delivered the items that they’d brought from their own homes they were no longer using, and buying some new items.

Troop 10151 members came up with the idea to bring the feeling of home to pediatric patients because one of the troop member’s siblings suffered an illness and has experienced hospitalization, explains Troop 10151 Leader Lindsay M. Whitford. One of the biggest challenges the patient faced was being without the comfort of home. The troop earned a Community Service Patch for their efforts.

Megan D’Angelo, Director of Development, says the toys are a welcome gift in the Pediatric Unit. “It’s an extra, added comfort while the young patients are here in the hospital,” D’Angelo says. “We’re so appreciative here at WCA Hospital to have such thoughtful little girls in our community.”

The Pediatric Unit at WCA Hospital is staffed with caring physicians, nurses and support staff who are specially trained to work with children. The mission of WCA Hospital's 4D Surgical, Pediatric and Medical Unit is to provide quality healthcare with dedication, compassion and pride. Positive attitude, specialized training and a team approach assist the staff in improving the outcomes of a diverse patient population.

If you would like to support WCA Hospital, please mail your tax-deductible gift to: WCA Office of Development, PO Box 840, Jamestown, NY 14702-0840, call Megan D’Angelo, WCA Director of Development, at (716) 664-8423, or visit

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