TEENS FOR TEENS DONATES FUNDS FOR TRINITAS TEENS
Youth group makes impressive donation to help other teens
Members of Teens for Teens of Union County recently donated $26,000 to provide new furnishings for the teens that live at the New Point Adolescent Psychiatry Specialty Program at our New Point Campus. The donation was presented in the form of a check at the 12th annual Academic Awards Program at Grassmann Hall at our New Point campus in June.
The Teens for Teens volunteer organization was formed in 2013 when founder Mitchell Kelly, a high school sophomore at the time, and a few of his friends decided to make a difference in their own community, specifically with teens who were less fortunate. Each year, they hold a Gala reception with a silent auction and teen performances to raise money for various causes.
This year, their fifth annual charity gala to benefit New Point Specialty was held in May at the Stonehouse at Stirling Ridge. There were 280 attendees.
"It was a wonderful event with live teen performers as well as speakers that included New Point Specialty students," says Samira Morin, an 18-year-old Westfield resident, has been involved for the past four years, and is currently the organizationís President. "Through donations, a raffle and silent auctions, we were able to raise $26,000."
"I am beyond impressed with how Teens for Teens has grown throughout the years," added Morin, a graduate of the Academy for Information Technology in Scotch Plains, who is bound for UCLA this fall. "I am even more excited to see how the group of amazing underclassmen who have just begun to get involved will carry the group forward in the coming years."
Over the years, the team has raised about $125,000 for five different organizations: Robinís Nest, Imagine, Liamís Room, Roots & Wings, and New Point Specialty. Coco Herz, the current Vice President, will take over as President next year, and other members include Dom Palumbo, Matt Ruane, Sean Hough, Julia Sackett, Georgiana Katsingris, Andrea Morin, Joy Mulzoff, Julia Bell, Kiley Parker, Maddie Hagar and Nikki Fiore.
"It was lovely for them to choose Trinitas this year," says Nadine Brechner, Chief Development Officer and Vice President of the Trinitas Health Foundation. "They are a very ambitious and generous bunch."
About Trinitas Regional Medical Center
Trinitas Regional Medical Center (TRMC), a major center for comprehensive health services for those who live and work in Central New Jersey, is a Catholic teaching medical center sponsored by the Sisters of Charity of Saint Elizabeth in partnership with Elizabethtown Healthcare Foundation. With 10 Centers of Excellence across the continuum of care, Trinitas has distinguished itself in cardiology, cancer care, behavioral health, renal care, nursing education, diabetes management, wound healing and sleep medicine.
Posted: July 6, 2018