The Eugene Zitwer Foundation, Inc.

Hospital Programs

We have been able to make a difference in the lives of thousands of children by funding programs at area hospitals since 1991, many of which we sponsor year after year. Following is a partial list of programs and/or services that we have funded:


  • Bellevue Hospital in New York City - The Uncle Yuddy Inpatient Playroom Saturday Program; funding for Saturday and Sunday child-life assistant



  • Beth Israel Medical Center in New York City - holiday staffing for the pediatric playroom; funding of crayons and coloring books for the pediatric emergency department;



  • The Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center in Brooklyn - funding for end of year holiday parties and gifts; funding for child-life pediatric staff;



  • The Brooklyn Hospital in Brooklyn - funding of soothing sounds program, headphones for teens, and wooden CT scan machine;

  • Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City - refurbished pediatric playroom;

  • Maimonides Medical Center in Brooklyn - purchase of electronics; funding for monthly visits by The Prospect Park Zoo for science programming in out-patient waiting rooms and
    in-patient children's ward; and funding for part-time weekend child-life assistant; purchase of chalkboard wall decals, canvases, oil colors, paint brushes, doodle chalk markers, art frames, literature rack, and cloud image ceiling tiles with back lighting;

  • Memorial Sloan Kettering in New York City - monthly visits by The New York Aquarium for science programming in out-patient waiting areas and in-patient settings;

  • Mt. Sinai Medial Center in New York City - purchase of therapy coping dolls for patients undergoing treatment, musical instruments for music therapy; purchase of DVD players and movies; funding of Musical Magic with Ukuleles and the Prize, Prize Prize for KidZone TV programs; purchase of keyboards for isolated and confined children and their families; purchase of Game Station Fun;



  • Montefiore Medical Center in the Bronx - purchase of therapy dolls for patient coping skills and funding for Musicians on Call music program;



  • New York University Langone Medical Center in New York City -entertainment for the pediatric unit at the Rusk Institute, funding of toys and games for new playroom at Rusk Institute; funding of a birthday party and gift program at Rusk Institute; purchase of toys for the pediatric playroom after the advent of Hurricane Sandy, musical and group entertainment for patients in large settings;

  • New York Presbyterian-Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital in New York City - purchase of gifts for patients; purchase of supplies for medical coping project and sound machines for neo-natal unit; funding for night-time child-life assistant; purchase of special toys;

  • Schneider Children's Hospital on Long Island - sponsored Uncle Yuddy's Music Buddies program;

  • St. Francis Hospital on Long Island - renovated pediatric playroom; partially funded the Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory expansion project; and

  • Wyckoff Heights Medical Center in Brooklyn - funding for iPads and various items to renovate the treatment and examination rooms for pediatrics patients experiencing invasive medical procedures and treatment.