ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) — AYCO local offices are once again providing a real holiday shopping experience for patients at Albany Med’s Children’s Hospital.
For the fourth year in a row, the financial firm set-up a holiday store right in the hospital where young patients can shop for themselves, and their families. AYCO donates funds through their employee giving program that allows them to provide for more than 1,500 free toys, crafts, accessories and home goods.
Joan Goodrich says the experience is a great distraction for her daughter Natalie.
“It gives her something to focus on other than being sick and being stuck in the hospital and she gets to do something nice for her brother and her sister and her father and myself so it’s a great experience,” Joan Goodrich said.
AYCO volunteers do all the shopping to stock the store, assist shoppers and also personally wrap each gift.