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 between 1991- 2016, many of which we sponsored year after year. Since 2017 we sponsor annual entertainment, programming and toys for year end holiday parties at hospitals in Brooklyn and the New York area including, but not limited to: Bellevue Hospital in New York City, The Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center in Brooklyn, The Brooklyn Hospital in Brooklyn, Maimonides Medical Center in Brooklyn, Mt. Sinai Medical Center in New York City, New York Presbyterian-Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital in New York City, and the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City.


  • 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´┐Żs 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.