Third Grade Student Donates Stuffed Animals to Hunterdon Medical Center Emergency Department

Callie Aversano of Flemington held a toy drive at the Francis A. Desmares School in Raritan Township to collect stuffed animals to donate to the Emergency Department at Hunterdon Medical Center. This is the second year she has held the drive. Last year, she donated 83 stuffed animals. This year, she donated 111.


Two years ago, Callie was brought into the emergency department at Hunterdon Medical Center. During her visit, she was given a Barbie doll to help make the visit a little easier. She has decided to give back to help other children that are sick feel a little better.


She presented the animals to the staff of the Emergency Department to be distributed to any child coming into the department. Callie has already made it a goal to surpass this year’s donation next year.


Hunterdon Healthcare encourages local groups or schools to donate new toys or stuffed animals to the Emergency Department. For more information, please call 908-788-6157.


Picture Left to Right: Haley Bate, PTC, Callie Aversano, Kristy Alfano, Director Emergency Department