Boys and Girls Club shows appreciation for Griffin Health nurses

The Torch Club members of the Boys & Girls Club of the Lower Naugatuck Valley recently presented gift cards to Griffin Hospital nurses in appreciation for their dedicated service during the coronavirus pandemic. Pictured front row from left are: Torch Club Members Jonathan, Ashley and Melanie; and Jenna Papandrea, Griffin Hospital student nurse intern. Back row from left are: Shayne Roscoe, executive director of the Boys and Girls Club of the Lower Naugatuck Valley in Connecticut; Ed Valente, manager of Griffin Hospital ICU, Ashley D'Agostino, Griffin Clinical nurse educator, Torch Club Member Erin; and Mike Cannici, Torch Club program director.

The Torch Club members of the Boys & Girls Club of the Lower Naugatuck Valley recently presented gift cards to Griffin Hospital nurses in appreciation for their dedicated service during the coronavirus pandemic. Pictured front row from left are: Torch Club Members Jonathan, Ashley and Melanie; and Jenna Papandrea, Griffin Hospital student nurse intern. Back row from left are: Shayne Roscoe, executive director of the Boys and Girls Club of the Lower Naugatuck Valley in Connecticut; Ed Valente, manager of Griffin Hospital ICU, Ashley D'Agostino, Griffin Clinical nurse educator, Torch Club Member Erin; and Mike Cannici, Torch Club program director.

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SHELTON - The Boys & Girls Club of the Lower Naugatuck Valley’s Torch Club recently presented gift cards to Griffin Hospital nurses in appreciation for their dedicated service during the pandemic.

Torch Club is the Boys & Girls Club's middle school youth leadership program where members elect officers and work together to implement activities in four areas - Service to Club and community; education; health and fitness; and social recreation.

All fundraisers and events are planned and implemented by the Torch Club members, as are the donation recipients.

This year, the Torch Club chose the Griffin Hospital nurses, understanding that as difficult as the COVID-19 pandemic has been for kids like them, it was even more challenging for those on the front lines in healthcare.