Wednesday, December 19, 2001

Some Good News


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        Students at Woodford Paideia School, 6065 Red Bank Road, Kennedy Heights, will count their blessings at 11:30 a.m. today by giving a concert in the atrium and cafeteria at Jewish Hospital in Kenwood.

        The students had a wish list filled Tuesday when a truckload of gifts were delivered to the school.

        Nate Penny, manager of Supply Procurement and Distribution at the hospital, coordinated the drive to collect the gifts.

        “We are partners with the school and every year we do something for it ,” Mr. Penny said. “This year, we asked the teachers to identify children in need. We received a wish list for children from grades K-8 and teachers.”

        Mr. Penny said he and co-workers took the list to different departments and nursing units at the hospital.

        Items requested from the teachers included paper, tape, glue, crayons, televisions and VCRs.

        Staff personnel donated money to purchase the supplies and gifts.

        “I don't think there was one item left off those lists,” said George Wilkinson, program coordinator for the Alliance Joint Replacement Center at the hospital.

        They had to use a van to get the gifts and supplies to the school.

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        Students at Princeton High School, 11080 Chester Road, Sharonville, will deliver toys at 3 p.m. today to needy children with the Hamilton County Board of Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities.

        The students will take the gifts to the homes of the children.

        “They will deliver gifts to the homes close to the school,” said Jenny Dexter, director of the office of community relations for the board. “Board staff will deliver the rest.”

        She said the gifts will be distributed to about 62 children.

        Yolanda Stallworth, assistant to the Superintendent for the Board, coordinated the work.

        “The students made some very creative, thoughtful posters, and placed them around the school in November to encourage students to donate toys,” she said.

        Princeton's Jobs for Cincinnati Graduates program sponsored the project.

        MRDD provides educational, vocational and residential support programs and services to children and adults with mental retardation and developmental disabilities from Hamilton County.

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        The 25 Cincinnati Mighty Ducks hockey players will give presents to children in home daycare in Corryville at 3-4 p.m. today at the Corryville Recreation Center, 2823 Eden Ave., Corryville.

        The University of Cincinnati Medical Center and Friars Corryville Family Resource Center are partnering with the Mighty Ducks to sponsor the event.

        Allen Howard's “Some Good News” column runs Monday-Friday and Sundays. If you have suggestions about outstanding achievements, or people who are committing random acts of kindness that are uplifting to the Tristate, let him know at (513) 768-8362; at ahoward@enquirer.com; or by fax at (513) 768-8340.

       



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