St. Luke's University Health Network


Coats for Kids 2013

St. Luke's University Health Network Holds 'Coats for Kids'
Program for 21st Year

Disadvantaged Youth Garbed in Winter Outerwear and Cold Weather Accessories

Coats for Kids 2013

Warmth and Smiles!

Michelle Cassidy, RN, Clinical Coordinator and Patti
Penrose, Patient Care Assistant, both from St. Luke’s
Anderson Campus, bond with a little shopper during
the 21st St. Luke's University Health Network's
Coats for Kids program.

Bethlehem, PA (11/26/2013) - Nearly 140 children are thankful this holiday season for the gift of a warm coat and cold weather accessories from sponsors at St. Luke's University Health Network. The program, in its 21st year, pairs physicians, administrators and staff with children and families in need to shop together for children's coats, hats, gloves and scarves. The “Coats for Kids” program benefits clients of the VNA of St. Luke's, St. Luke's Community Health, Salvation Army and Fountain Hill and Donegan Elementary Schools.

Volunteer Effort by Hospital Physicians and Employees

The program is a volunteer effort by hospital physicians and employees. Transportation for the shoppers is donated in part by Palmieri Transportation, Inc. Additionally, Target locations at Airport Road and Cedar Crest Boulevard in Allentown provided discounts to the shoppers. After shopping together, sponsors and families return to St. Luke's University Hospital – Bethlehem to share a hot buffet meal together.

And, while the children return home after shopping with new winter gear, the St. Luke’s employees return home with the satisfaction of making a big difference in the life of a child.


Denise Rader
Director, Media Relations
St. Luke's University Health Network

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