A small team of “elves” from Wings2Peace – a charitable fund established at Lehigh Valley Health Network that’s dedicated to children cared for by Lehigh Valley Reilly Children’s Hospital and Children’s Infusion Center – delivered a truckload of joy to the Children’s Hospital as part of Christmas in July.
The generous Wings2Peace team arrived in an Allentown Appliance truck, driven by Joe Schaefer and his son Jay, and brought gifts for all Children’s Hospital patients, including gift cards, craft projects, snacks and treats. A pizza luncheon was delivered by longtime supporters, Whitehall Police Department, and Chief of Police, Mike Marks.
Wings2Peace was co-founded by Susan Christine and the late Janie Holben. Christine, now joined by Ann Marie Markowitz, helps to raise funds that provide comfort and joy to children who are inpatients at Lehigh Valley Reilly Children’s Hospital and those who are cared for by Children’s Infusion Center. Handmade cards made by Wings2Peace volunteers, Ashley Bender, Tammi Peters and Christine, are sold at LVHN hospital gift shops in the Lehigh Valley, as well as at several area businesses, including Allentown Appliance. Thanks to Allentown Appliance owners Joe, Jill and Sandy Schaeffer, 100 percent of every dollar is a donation thanks to their underwriting the fund.