Bikers Lend Santa a Hand
Motorcycle club delivers gifts for patients at Children's Hospital
Dozens of bikers filled in for Santa’s elves recently, brightening the holidays for the young patients at Children’s Hospital of New Jersey, which is located in Beth Israel Medical Center in Newark.
The 14th Annual Charity Motorcycle Run recently held a holiday party and fundraiser for the Children's Hospital, with over 75 motorcyclists delivered toys for pediatric patients this past Sunday. The Elks Motorcycle Committee (MC) of New Jersey and Vinnie's Bar & Grill in Harrison join together each year to have riders bring toys to the children and to host a holiday party.
This year the Elks organization used a drawing from a pediatric patient, Denisse Herez, 11, to create T-shirts for sale to raise money for a donation to the hospital. The Elks annually donate close to $3,000 to CHoNJ to buy supplies for the Child Life Department. This year the Harrison East Newark Elks club individually made a $500 donation to Child Life.
“Each year at the holidays the Elks group donates their energy and time to hold a wonderful party for our pediatric patients,” says Anne Reilly, Director of Child Life at CHoNJ. “We are grateful for their efforts and the children love the donated toys.”