Kathy Welsh

Kathy Welsh

Somers HS Student's Holiday Crafts Benefit Putnam Hospital Center

Adelina Ademaj, on left, and Isabella DeChico sell holiday ornaments and pens in the Putnam Hospital Center lobby. Photo provided

CARMEL – As part of a class project at Somers High School, juniors Isabella DeChico and Adelina Ademaj came up with an idea that would also help raise money for Putnam Hospital Center’s oncology department.

At the hospital, DeChico and Ademaj have set up a table in the lobby selling holiday ornaments and pens they made out of polymer clay. The colorful decorations are whimsical and come in a variety of sizes.

“It is our local hospital so we wanted to help out,” DeChico said.

Ademaj said she is interested in pursuing medicine and cancer research and DeChico is into making crafts. So the two combined their interests for the project, she said.

“What a wonderful way to ring in the holidays,” Putnam Hospital Center Foundation Executive Director Priscilla Weaver said. “We appreciate Isabella and Adelina’s ingenuity and generosity. Thank you for thinking of our patients in this giving season.”

Customers can either purchase the ornaments for themselves or donate the items to cancer patients, the students said.

Ademaj and DeChico will sell their wares again from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m., Friday, Dec. 8, in the Putnam Hospital Center lobby.

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