King students share messages of gratitude with healthcare workers

Students in all divisions created 350 grab-and-go snack bags decorated with messages of gratitude and Happy Valentine's Day wishes for healthcare workers at Stamford Hospital and Long Ridge Post-Acute Care. 

Peter Passaro, grade 10 student and member of the Health and Wellness and King Connections clubs, stated: "It was so amazing to help plan and carry out the King Cares grab-and-go snack bag activity for our healthcare workers. Our healthcare workers have so much on their plates as is and being able to help them get through their days feels incredible." 

Students delivered 200 bags to healthcare workers who are currently vaccinating the public at Stamford Hospital and 150 were delivered to the healthcare workers at Long Ridge Post-Acute Care, all in time for Valentine’s Day. 

Beth Bradley, a Long Ridge Post-Acute Care volunteer coordinator, was moved by the gesture. "A heartfelt thanks for all the snack bags and for all King School does for the staff and residents at Long Ridge Post-Acute Care."  

Echoing this sentiment, Kari Pollak, Manager, Special Events at Stamford Hospital Foundation, added “the hospital so appreciates that the King School community always thinks of the patients and staff at Stamford Hospital. The drawings on the bags have been a huge hit.” 

Thank you to students and staffulty across the school who participated in this outreach to our community. Cheers to all the Lower School students for their beautiful bag decorating, as well as to the grade 7 students who not only decorated bags, but also wrote over 50 cards to the Long Ridge Post-Acute Care residents. 

An additional thanks to the Upper School students for spending time during lunch to share messages of gratitude to those serving our community. A special shout out to the staffulty and members of the Health and Wellness and King Connection clubs for assembling the bags filled with the delicious snacks purchased by King Cares and the Parents’ Association.

Learn more about King Cares Service Program.