High School Friends Raise Funds to Help Others

VALHALLA – As small businesses are taking a brutal hit as the nation tries to navigate through the unknown of the coronavirus, a local group of 15 year old High School friends has found a way to fuel funds back to local restaurants — all while saying thank you to our hospital staff. Shane, John and Chris, friends since Good Counsel Elementary Academy school, formed a team called Friends4Frontlines to help our community.

“We raise funds to purchase meals from local restaurants who are in need,” Shane said. “We take those meals and deliver them to local hospitals.”

Friends4Frontline’s first delivery was to the ER night staff at White Plains hospital, delivered by John. Said John, “following delivery, we received a note from the ER nurse stating ‘Thank you….for caring about us. We will forever be grateful.’

John delivers food.
John delivers food.

Another ER nurse texted John last night “Thank you for your donation. The food you and others have donated are raising our hopes and spirits during this difficult time.”

Shane, John and Chris plan to keep delivering meals until the funds run out. Said Chris “We’re glad that we’ve been able to make a difference in our local community”.

The boys are relying on many small donations to make a big impact. If you would like more information on how to help, visit  https://www.gofundme.com/f/dx8ma-feed-our-frontline-healthcare-workers.

The boys are also learning the rules of operation a charity and conducting business meetings, soliciting donations and making arrangements with the restaurants and the hospitals. These skills will help them in their futures in the business world.

They have used the funds to purchase meals from the Valhalla Deli for 2 night deliveries this week, a 3rd delivery is set for this Saturday night at 10PM from the Rye Roadhouse.

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