This Pandemic has been a dark time in a lot of people’s lives. So many have suffered- business owners, hospitals, and especially the people who have suffered from Covid-19 or may have lost a loved one to this horrible disease. Sitting home and going through the cycles of online school and a whole lot of nothing during the initial April, May and June quarantine, one day I asked myself “what is something I can do to help my community.”
I quickly thought of an idea that would help out the hospital nearest to me -White Plains Hospital. I layed out a 2 month plan that would incorporate my family’s charity ASW Cares For Kids. I organized a series of engaging activities that would help raise some funds. These activities included Online Trivia games with prizes awarded to winners, virtual art classes for the younger kids, a fill the board activity on social media platforms, as well as a live status thermometer on the WPH website to update our followers on how much money we’ve raised so far. I’m very proud to say that with the help of my friends, family, and those who participated, ASW Cares For Kids successfully raised $6,000 dollars for White Plains hospital! This $6,000 will go towards one of the hospital’s current biggest needs, which is an Enovate Workstation on Wheels. This helps and will continue to help the doctors and nurses provide uninterrupted care to their patients without having to leave a patient’s bedside. I am thrilled that with the help of all that donated and took part in the online activities that we were able to provide WPH with this device. I truly had a great experience working with them and would love to do it again. I learned so much through this experience and felt the joy of giving back. Thank you for your support, and stay tuned for more future projects and updates.
Thanks So Much!
Adam Scott Weiss (ASW) Cares for Kids is dedicated to enhancing the lives of children affected by illness. This is story of how ASW Cares for Kids was started and continues to assist families during their time in the hospital.
Featured in NYU Langone Medical Center’s Philanthropy in Motion, “Adam’s Legacy” recounts the Weiss’s experience at NYU with Adam’s care which lead to the creation of the fund. The article highlights the significant improvements to the floor and the impact it has had on the many hundreds of children that have spent time on the floor.
PIX 11 Dunkin’ Donuts Studio on the Run and news anchor Hilary Whittier visited NYU Langone Medical Center where she toured the floor with the Weiss’ to see the services and activities ASW Cares for Kids has created.
KiDS of NYU, a foundation working in partnership with NYU Langone Medical Center to enhance clinical and supportive care for children and families, paid tribute to Ellen and Ed Weiss this year at their annual Springfling Banquet. The event honored the Weiss’s for their 28 years of dedication and support of pediatrics at NYU Langone Medical Center through the Adam Scott Weiss Cancer Memorial Fund.
Founded in 1991 by a group of parents and pediatric doctors, KiDS has raised more than $11 million, principally through annual fundraising events. KiDS is unique among pediatric philanthropic efforts in that it provides funds to inpatient and outpatient programs that serve children throughout the Medical Center.
Ellen and Ed Weiss were featured on the cover of the New York Times Style Section – May 24th, 2009