Students donate ‘busy books’ to sick children

Posted: 2/11/2016

Marlboro Elementary School student Tyler Costa created “busy books” for sick children over the holidays in 2014.

The children and staff at Vassar Brothers Medical Center were so touched to receive them that Costa decided to do it again for the 2015 holiday season.

This time, he included his classmates. Alycia Dyson’s second-grade class worked together to create 136 “busy books” for sick children at Vassar Brothers Medical Center. They included coloring and activity pages along with a few crayons. The students also created get-well cards for the children.

“It was a wonderful gift of their love and time to warm the hearts of so many sick children,” said child life worker Theresa Palome, who received the “busy books” on behalf of Vassar Brothers Medical Center.

Vassar Brothers Medical Center child life worker Theresa Palome and Tyler Costa hold some of the “busy books” donated by children from Marlboro Elementary School

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