News

HLFYA Calla Doh Hosts a Toiletry Care Drive for Children’s National DC

For many hospitalized patients, especially children, extended hospital stays are physically and mentally demanding. Patients and families strive for a sense of normalcy and routine. One aspect of a “regular” routine is undoubtedly hygiene and grooming. HLFYA Calla Doh recognized the potential of providing quality and portable toiletries to contribute to personal care and to […]

Read More

HLFYA Alumni Cara Griffin Awarded Two Leadership Prizes

2020 HLF Young Ambassadors Cara Griffin has earned two significant leadership awards: the Adelphi University Prize for Leadership and the New York State Senate Youth Leadership Recognition Award. The Adelphi Prize for Leadership is awarded to high school juniors in recognition of their exemplary academic achievement and community service. As a recipient, Cara will have […]

Read More

HLFYA Kerri Collects New & Unused Sports Equipment for Underprivileged Youth

Participation in sports serves as an invaluable childhood experience—it has proven to be beneficial for physical, emotional, and social development. Unfortunately, due to the skyrocketing prices of youth sports and equipment, the experience has become inaccessible to countless children throughout the country. This prevents many children from having the same athletic opportunities, emotional outlets, and […]

Read More

HLFYA Katie Hosts Local Blood Drive to Combat County Blood Shortages

On May 22, 2021, HLFYA Katie Sheehy hosted a blood drive for her Independent Service Project. Katie’s mother works for the New York Blood Center and brought to her attention the fact that hospitals across the country were experiencing extreme blood shortages due to the Covid-19 pandemic. This inspired Katie to organize a blood drive […]

Read More

HLF YOUNG AMBASSADORS & ALUMNI HEAR FROM NY PRESBYTERIAN MORGAN STANLEY CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL STAFF (AND A SURPRISE VISITOR) AT MAY SERVICE LEARNING EVENT

On Wednesday, May 26th, 2021, HLF Young Ambassadors and Alumni attended a virtual Service Learning event with the New York Presbyterian Children’s Hospital (NYP), an original HLF partner. During the event, Young Ambassadors and Alumni heard from a variety of NYP employees about their jobs, how they work together to do their meaningful work, and […]

Read More

HLF WELCOMES 6TH CLASS OF YOUNG AMBASSADORS

On Sunday January 25th, the Henrik Lundqvist Foundation welcomed it’s 6th class of Young Ambassadors (YA), 16 young men and women ages 12-18 years old, at the foundation’s first virtual Orientation event. This year’s class of Ambassadors includes youth from the tri-state area and for the first time, participants from the DC-metro area as well. […]

Read More

HLFYA Seth Samuelson Raises Money Through a Bike-a-thon and Creates Virtual Donation Drive for Activity Kits for the benefit of Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital

Due to Covid-19, Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital hadn’t been able to host some of its normal fundraisers and in-person donations.  Originally Seth Samuelson’s idea was to receive donations of activity kit items and put them together with friends and family to be able to deliver them to the hospital in person.  Due to current coronavirus […]

Read More