Elmsford, NY, August 2018—The summer is heating up, but the team at Unitex is bringing the “cool” factor to local hospitals across New York and New Jersey. Unitex Healthcare Laundry Services, the nation’s largest privately held healthcare laundry business with locations throughout the Northeast, is an advocate for giving back. In fact, the company has launched Unitex Cares, a program that focuses on giving back to local communities across the tristate area. In celebration of the summer season, Unitex partnered with three local hospitals to bring fun activities and gifts to sick children and their families.
The team’s first stop was the Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital at Hackensack Meridian Health where the kids made fun summertime crafts, played with bubbles and had sweet treats. Each kid was given a summertime inspired gift to enjoy. The team also visited St. Mary’s Hospital for Children in Bayside, New York.
“Having our annual Unitex activity is something both the children and staff look forward too,” said Victoria Falcone, Manager of Strategic Partnerships at St. Mary’s Hospital for Children. “Unitex is a wonderful partner and supporter year round and we are so grateful to have them as a part of the St. Mary’s Kids family.”
Last but not least, the team arranged a visit to St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital in Paterson, New Jersey to deliver presents to kids and help make door signs for their rooms.
“On behalf of the Child Life Department at St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital, I would like to thank Unitex for their continued support and care of our pediatric patients,” said Tiffany Shevchik, MA, CCLS Child Life Coordinator | Child Life Department, St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital. “On July 24, 2018 the employees of Unitex organized their annual summer event for our pediatric patients, which always consists of fun-filled crafts and age appropriate gift bags. The Child Life Department staff, pediatric patients and their families are always grateful for this spectacular summer event as well as the annual winter holiday visit sponsored by this generous company.”
In the picture: Unitex and the Child Life Department at St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital in Paterson, New Jersey