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

Crèche’s Donations and Ongoing Support Continuously Benefit WCA Hospital’s Pediatric Patients

WCA Hospital
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 Megan D’Angelo (WCA Director of Development), Sandy Calalesina (Crèche Committee Member), Robert Piede (Director of Speech and Hearing at WCA Hospital), Christina Reynolds (Director of Hospitality at WCA Hospital), Valerie Scarpino (Crèche CoChair) and Patricia Phillips (Crèche CoChair).

Jamestown, NY (Wednesday, March 18, 2015) - 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 $2,374 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.

Eight departments at WCA Hospital which directly serve children benefited from this gift, including, Emergency Department (thermometers), Maternity (scandisk cards), Nutrition Services (healthy eating educational materials), IP Mental Health (games and crayons) Xray(stickers), Psychology (toys and screening test subscription), Recreational Therapy (games and crafts), and Speech & Hearing (building language aides).

“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,” said Patricia Phillips, Crèche Hospital Committee Chair. “We are so privileged to stand beside WCA to enhance the care provided to the children of our community.”

“The purchase of the toys for our Pediatrics patients is a tremendous asset and the perfect example of Crèche’s generosity,” said Robert Piede, WCA Hospital 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, WCA Director of Development, at (716) 664-8423, 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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