Kids Helping Kids

Dr. Rhonda Stein, a pediatrician at Whitney Young Health’s Albany Health Center, has passed her love of helping others along to her own kids.

Last month, Dr. Stein’s three sons said that they wanted to do something to help kids who are patients at Whitney Young Health (WYH). With their mother’s approval, Peter, 10; Kevin, 8 and Robby, 6, planned a book drive to collect new and gently-used children’s books to be distributed to young WYH patients.

The boys handed out flyers to let their neighbors know about their collection project, then on a rainy Thursday afternoon, they went door-to-door gathering donations. When they got home and unpacked their haul, they found that their neighbor’s generosity resulted in the collection of over 500 books!

Kudos to Dr. Stein and her sons for their empathy and hard work, and for making books available to kids who might otherwise go without.