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Hamilton, N.J., SNF Outreach Project Distributes Donations of 400+ Pairs of New Socks to Homebound Neighbors

HAMILTON, N.J. (Feb. 23, 2024) — On a day all about spreading love, Avalon Rehabilitation & Healthcare Center in Hamilton partnered with local nonprofit organizations to do just that in its “Warming Hearts to Toes on Valentine’s Day” project. The skilled nursing facility and Mercer County Technical Schools (MCTS) during the past few weeks have collected donations of more than 400 new pairs of socks, which were delivered to clients of Mobile Meals of Hamilton Township on Valentine’s Day. 

“Thanks to the overwhelming generosity of the Hamilton community, each one of Mobile Meals’ clients received three or four new pairs of socks with their Valentine’s Day meal,” said Avalon’s Yolanda Stinger, director of community relations. “The Warming Hearts and Toes on Valentine’s Day project will certainly become an annual tradition for Avalon.” 

Stinger and Mobile Meals’ Executive Director Eileen Eversheim packaged the socks in decorative Valentine’s bags with the help of Mobile Meals volunteers, who then delivered the gift bags as part of its regular meal service. “Our sincere gratitude to the leadership and teams at MCTS and Mobile Meals for partnering with us, and to everyone who donated socks to help make this outreach project such an incredible success,” added Stinger. 

Established nearly 50 years ago, Mobile Meals of Hamilton Township delivers hot, nutritious meals to local residents whose physical, mental or social conditions require a home-delivered meal service. Qualified individuals are homebound, chronically ill, handicapped or convalescing.  

MCTS offers a variety of career and technical training programs, including its Adult Evening School. Sock donations for the Valentine’s Day initiative were collected at MCTS’ two campuses, Assunpink Center in Trenton and Sypek Center in Pennington.  

The recently rebranded Avalon Rehabilitation & Healthcare Center is located at 1059 Edinburg Road. The 180-bed skilled nursing facility provides post-hospital care, short-term rehab and long-term residential care. More information on Avalon and its programming can be found at avalonrehabhc.com.  

PHOTO CAPTION (L-R): Yolanda Stinger, director of community relations at Avalon, with Eileen Eversheim, executive director of Mobile Meals of Hamilton Township 

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