An 8-year-old girl from Haddon Township recently donated 200 backpacks full of blankets and personal care items to help homeless patients receiving care in the emergency department and Cooper University Health Care’s addiction medicine program, the health system announced.
Lily Cuticchia, who is entering third grade at St. Rose of Lima Catholic School, held a bake sale in May to raise funds to purchase the supplies, officials said. For her efforts, Cuticchia received an Act of Kindness Award from Cooper.
She began helping Cooper patients at the start of the coronavirus pandemic last year, when she collected more than 1,200 pairs of men’s, women’s and children’s socks to help patients in need, said responsible. Read more here: Haddon Township Girl, 6, collects 1,200 socks for Cooper’s patients
Cuticchia was inspired by her mother, Jordan Warner, a team member at Cooper’s Center for Healing, a program that provides a wide range of services to patients with substance abuse disorders.
“Lily always had a big heart and I always encouraged her to help others,” Warner said.
“We are amazed and grateful for Lily’s continued generosity,” said Rachel Haroz, MD, a specialist in emergency medicine and addiction medicine certified by the Cooper Board of Directors. “Lily is a role model for people of all ages. We will be able to help so many people because she cared about them. She is truly a special girl. We look forward to Lily’s generosity every year. We want to do this. of her an honorary member of our staff. “