Children in Harrington Sunshine 4-H Club

Passing on good cheer

Thursday, May 24, 2018 |
The Harrington Sunshine 4-H Club has been spreading cheer at Bayhealth Milford Memorial for years. The group participates in a variety of service projects that benefit patients, their families, and visitors of the hospital. Annually, the group donates 500 care packages for patients of all ages. Each holiday, the group also creates a holiday favor that is placed on the patient trays to ensure that those who are in the hospital during the holiday still get to celebrate.

“The Harrington Sunshine 4-H Club is a true partner of Bayhealth Volunteer Services,” said Bayhealth Volunteer Supervisor Katherine Matthews. “Their dedication and generosity has a tremendous impact on the patients and families at Milford Memorial. We are so grateful for all that they do.”

In previous years, the group also wrote “get well” cards for those patients who weren’t doing well or not receiving any mail. The group participants have one goal: to help others.

“The group members take pride in their actions. Their commitment and sense of caring is well recognized in their community,” said group leader Heather Crouse. “The group is extremely proud of doing anything that can help make a difference in someone’s life.”

Many of the group members are also student volunteers at Bayhealth Milford Memorial during the summer months. In addition to their work with the hospital, they also visit nursing homes, collect food and clothing for donation drives, and help with beach cleanup efforts.

“The group members participate because they want to help others and they see what a meaningful benefit their actions can provide,” said Crouse. “Through this process, they are developing into strong leaders and better citizens for the future.”

Visit Bayhealth's Volunteer page or call 302-430-5621 to learn about the many ways to give back at Bayhealth.