December 20, 2019
NEWBURGH, N.Y -
Students from Mount Saint Mary College’s School of Nursing teamed up with members of the Keep It Moving origination to make the holidays a little brighter for local children.
The group put together and donated about 150 stockings containing toys and hygiene products.
“One of our missions is to bring a little holiday joy to underserved kids in the Newburgh district,” explained Lauren Mandel of Keep It Moving.
Keep It Moving is a volunteer organization that provides young people with the opportunity to engage in healthy, life affirming activities. It was formed in honor of Mandel’s son, Zane, who passed away from a drug overdose. The organization has partnered with the Mount’s School of Nursing to host training sessions for the administration of naloxone, an anti-opioid overdose medicine. To date, more than 200 students and faculty have been certified in the use of the medicine.
Mount Nursing students enjoy state-of-the-art simulation labs and clinical relationships with more than 40 area hospitals. The Mount’s passionate faculty are dedicated to the success of both their undergraduate and graduate students.