Juniors Alexandra Cuoco and Elle Nash Receive Youth in Philanthropy Award
Archmere juniors Alexandra Cuoco and Elle Nash are members of the Young Friends of ChristianaCare organization, a group of 50 high school student volunteers from around the state who were honored this month at the DuPont Country Club. The volunteers collected more than 6,000 books for the pediatric unit of ChristianaCare hospital and were recognized with a Youth in Philanthropy Award.
Alexandra and Elle helped with a months-long book drive, collecting books of all kinds to be donated for pediatric patients at the hospital. Anytime a child visits the hospital, they can browse a special room filled with hundreds of books and take one home with them when they are discharged. The book drive was the fourth project the Young Friends tackled as a way to give back to their community – focusing specifically on sick children undergoing treatment at ChristianaCare.