A TRUE ACT OF KINDNESS : FOREST HILLS AIGNER CHOCOLATES COLLECTS 1,400 DRAWINGS TO BE HUNG IN LIG’S PEDIACTRIC UNIT ROOMS
The drawings, which Aigner Chocolates collected in exchange for lollipops, will now be donated to pediatric-unit rooms at local hospitals. (Rachel Kellner)
FOREST HILLS, QUEENS — A Forest Hills initiative to support sick kids is coming to a close, but it already met its goal by more than threefold.
In January, Aigner Chocolates started handing out flower-shaped lollipops to kids in exchange for their drawings of flowers, which will be hung in pediatric-unit rooms at Elmhurst and LIJ Forest Hills hospital.
This is the second chocolate-for-drawings initiative organized by the family-owned business during the pandemic, and co-owner Rachel Kellner initially told Patch she hoped to collect more than 300 flower-themed drawings — a goal that she’s now far exceeded, having collected more than 1,400 drawings.