Mount Notre Dame High School seniors Emma Beyer of Liberty Township and Alex Crumb of West Chester Township were recognized by Good Samaritan Hospital for their fundraising efforts benefiting the hospital’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.
At the culmination of MND’s MAP (My Action Plan) Program – a four-year empowerment program – each student completes a Capstone Service Project their senior year. Beyer and Crumb quickly determined that they wanted to do something to benefit the NICU at Good Sam.
The students hosted a Pearls by Allison jewelry party, showcasing the designs of Mount Notre Dame parent Allison Warning of Sycamore Township. Warning was delighted to be a part of the girls’ project.
“Emma and Alex did an excellent job identifying a need in the community and finding a solution. Their enthusiasm and attention to detail in their communications for the raffle and jewelry sale resulted in a successful fundraiser for the hospital. It was truly a pleasure to help them reach their goal,” Warning said.
Beyer, who plans to study nursing in college has a strong passion for pediatrics and was so pleased to be able to organize a fundraiser that resulted in a $1,800 donation to Good Sam’s NICU. The hospital was extremely grateful for the girls’ passion and generosity. The funds will be used to improve facilities and to purchase books and toys used by both patients and siblings.
Beyer and Crumb were recently featured in the hospital’s magazine, Trinity, where NICU nurse manager Suzanne Mullins was quoted saying, “This donation means more than new books and toys for siblings of our NICU babies. This donation is a contribution towards improving the quality of the stay for NICU families and siblings. We are so grateful for Emma and Alex and their passion, dedication and willingness to help.”
Mount Notre Dame Head of School Larry Mock is proud of the students’ work.
“This is really a fantastic win-win moment. Emma and Alex were able to grow from the experience while providing a wonderful gift to the Neonatal Unit at Good Sam.”