Friday, May 8, 2015

Ruth Lindsay, Founder of the Candy Stripers

In 1944 teacher Ruth Lindsay started the volunteer organization known as the Candy Stripers at Vernon L Davey Junior High School.  By the late 1950's, Miss Lindsay was a teacher at East Orange High School and had moved the program there.

                          Above: Miss Ruth Lindsay in the 1944 Vernon L Davey yearbook

                              The girls volunteered at East Orange General Hospital.

                              Below: from the 1958 East Orange High School yearbook

1 comment:

  1. I was a candy stripper at Presbyterian Hospital in Newark in the very early 60s. I had no idea it began in EO. I remember Ruth Lindsey from my EOHS yearbooks, though I never had her as a teacher.