Health & Wellness

Area Girl Scouts Donate Care Packages to Overlook Hospital Pediatric Eating Disorders Center

Scouts pose with their care packages before donating them to patients in need. Credits: Atlantic Health System
A girl scout shows off her Jared box before handing it off to a needy patient. Credits: Atlantic Health System
Savanna Dybus, certified child life specialist and mental health assistant at the center, accepts the donations and presents the Scouts with a thank-you card created by patients. Credits: Atlantic Health System
Each box contained goodies to help patients cope with treatment. Credits: Atlantic Health System

SUMMIT, NJ – Girl Scout troops 96253 and 96252, both from Parsippany, delivered Jared boxes to patients at Overlook Medical Center's Pediatric Eating Disorders Center at Atlantic Health System Children’s Health.

Designed to help patients cope during treatment, each donated package was filled with bubbles, stress balls, journals, coloring books and other goodies.

Based at Overlook Medical Center, the Pediatric Eating Disorders Center at Atlantic Health System Children's Health provides family-based treatment and outpatient care so patients can remain close to home and their families can fully participate in their loved one's recovery process.

Overlook Medical Center's Pediatric Eating Disorders Center at Atlantic Health System Children’s Health is located at 11 Overlook Road, Suite 200 in Summit and can be reached by calling 908-522-5757.

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