Brianna, a senior at Queens College studying to be a medical speech pathologist, has decided that she is fed up with all of the negativity in the news and politics of today. She says, “If I’m being honest, I can’t hear any more of it. I felt like I needed to take people’s minds off what is going on right now.”
Brianna spent this past December organizing a Christmas toy drive. She collected more than 300 toys that were brought to Cohen Children’s Medical Center and Saint Mary’s Hospital for Children. Afterwards, she was overcome with the amount of love and support that she had received and she decided to turn her event into a philanthropic club. Brianna launched the Facebook group Acts of Kindness, that is dedicated to organizing two giving events per year with a mission to spread love and hope to those in need. Currently, she is working on an Easter basket drive that will be given out to the homeless and needy community in New York City this April.
We are so proud and inspired by the amazing work Brianna is doing to bring love and hope to her community. Like Brianna, JFEW believes that acts of kindness can change the world!
** Please follow and like Brianna's Facebook page, Acts of Kindness to get involved or donate a toy!