If you walk through the halls of the Matheny Medical and Educational Center during the holiday season, you will see the door of each bedroom decorated with a wreath placed there by The Friends of Matheny, the auxiliary group that does so much to help improve the lives of Matheny's students and patients.
And, in addition to all the gifts The Friends give to Matheny, the group also makes sure Matheny's students and patients can find good, inexpensive holiday gifts to give to their family members. Every year, Friends volunteers set up a Holiday Boutique, stocked with items from the Second Chance thrift shop. For very reasonable prices, Matheny students and patients can purchase gifts and have them wrapped. This year's Holiday Boutique was held on December 10, and, as usual, it was a huge success.
Matheny is a special hospital and educational facility in Peapack for children and adults with medically complex developmental disabilities.The Friends of Matheny is an organization dedicated to providing support to Matheny. Since its inception in 1983, the group has raised more than $3 million to sustain Matheny's programs and services. For information about joining The Friends of Matheny, call 908-234-0011, ext. 282.