Falcon Cove Middle School Students Aid Patients and Families at Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital
National Junior Honor Society students at Falcon Cove Middle School in Weston have been busy selling Domino’s coupon cards, but it’s not because they’re hungry for pizza.
The students recently embarked on a fundraising campaign, using the Domino’s discount cards to raise $5,000 for Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital Foundation. The dollars, which were given at a ceremonial check presentation, underwrote the cost of kid-sized, electric cars younger children can drive throughout the Garth Brooks Teammates for Kids Child Life Zone.
“The Falcon Cove students continue to do beautiful, give back, kindness-oriented activities that really show our families and children how much they care,” said Caitlin Stella, CEO of Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital. “We’re so proud of them because they’re great examples of kids who look at Joe DiMaggio as their own children’s hospital and try to find ways to give back, whether it’s their time or through fundraising.”
The check presentation was the centerpiece of an event in the child life zone that was attended by Stella Stringer, the advisor to Falcon Cove’s honor society students, top fundraisers, and parents.
“With the pandemic, this group of students see the need to give back because they’ve seen their siblings go through a tough time when they were in elementary school or their neighbors. So, when Joe DiMaggio asked us, once again, to step up, they didn’t hesitate,” said Stella.
This is the third consecutive year Falcon Cove honor society students have made a $5,000 gift to the children’s hospital’s foundation, with previous donations supporting art and bibliotherapy programs.