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Owners of A Flower Basket in Bellefonte deliver donations

PHOTO PROVIDED The Munnells from A Flower Basket in Bellefonte recently donated items to Centre Crest. From left, Craig Munnell, Susan Munnell and business development specialist Alissa Janoski.

BELLEFONTE — Susan and Craig Munnell stepped up.

The Munnells, owners of A Flower Basket in Bellefonte, recently started a Gofundme page and took donations at their shop for a special project. Their goal? To show appreciation and support the people working with COVID-positive patients at Mount Nittany Medical Center and Centre Crest Nursing Home.

The Munnells took a pick-up truck and two vehicles filled with snacks to the Mount Nittany Medical Center on Friday. It was enough for more than 550 to have several prepackaged snacks, fruit and bottled drinks. They also gave out gift baskets for the departments to distribute as they wanted. They were made of items from A Flower Basket, including donations of items such as Village Eatinghouse dressings and Piper’s Peck foods, which are sold at the shop. Dunkin Donuts of Benner Pike and Burger King of Bellefonte donated gift cards. Nature’s Reward also contributed.

On Wednesday, the Munnells took a pick-up truck full of snacks and flower arrangements made by A Flower Basket to Centre Crest.

The goal was to provide for all employees from custodians to doctors and nurses. The Munnells are also hoping that it sparks an interest for more people to do good for others and show their appreciation.

PHOTO PROVIDED The Munnells from A Flower Basket in Bellefonte recently donated items to the Mount Nittany Medical Center. From left, Craig Munnell, MNMC food service supervisor Carl Peters, MNMC executive chef Craig Hamilton and Susan Munnell and Danielle Michael, food service supervisor.

“Keep the support going,” Susan Munnell said.

Mount Nittany Medical Center’s head chef, Craig Hamilton, and Centre Crest’s human resource officer, Zac Robinson, helped to distribute the items within the facilities.

The Munnells did not do it alone.

“We want to thank Weis Markets, Sam’s Club and WalMart, Wegmans, SilcoTek, George Stone State Farm, and many grateful community members who contributed,” Susan Munnell said. “We could not have done this without them and the outpouring of support. It was so nice to hear the comments when people gave — how much they think of these selfless and brave people who go into this work environment everyday. They really are appreciated and we just want to make sure they know it. Hopefully, this made them smile for a few minutes amid the stress and sadness.”

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