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Students from Jefferson Elementary in Warren met with their pen pals at St. Joseph Hospital Wednesday.
Fourth graders have been corresponding with workers at the hospital for most of the school year.
Hospital officials say they’ve adopted Jefferson school this year and sponsored other events like school supply collections and a food drive.
“It doesn’t matter if you don’t have money. It’s what you bring to the table and what you bring to the group,” said Sister Dianne Tress. “You’re a team member, and that’s what each of the children is. You’re not alone, they’re part of a bigger team and it’s called community.”
Sister Dianne said the program also benefits employees who gain valuable insight and perspective on what today’s school kids face.