Kew Gardens Flea Market brings Christmas joy to JHMC pediatrics unit
The pediatric unit at Jamaica Hospital Medical Center celebrated Christmas with gifts for young patients thanks to a delivery of toys from supporters at the Kew Gardens Flea Market.
On December 19, Lisa Altimari and Kandice Rogers, the co-organizers of the flea market, joined the pediatric staff for a Christmas celebration.
“We all understand the importance of helping to make the holidays a special time for all children,” said Rogers, who was also representing the Women’s Committee of Local 28 Sheet Metal Workers.
They host the flea market four times a year – twice in the spring and twice in the fall – at the Kew Gardens LIRR parking lot.
The vendor fees from the event are used to purchase non-medical items for JHMC’s pediatric unit, including gifts for the holidays.
“This is an exceptionally orchestrated market,” said Kara Myers from LIRR Public Affairs.