Local newspaper, The Southhampton Press, caught wind of the great work that Patrick had done and wrote a story commending his efforts. Writer Alec Giufurta explained how Patrick clearly made a difference in his community, “On May 14, Patrick, with $2,750 in hand, donated the sum to the [Southhampton Hospital] foundation’s Healthcare Heroes’ Fund, the foundation’s president, Steven M. Bernstein, noted. “Stony Brook Southampton Hospital is deeply grateful to Patrick Plum for conducting a thoughtful and enterprising fundraiser on our behalf.”
When Patrick returns to campus, he hopes to continue designing clothes and start a club, “All of last year I wanted to start a clothing design club for kids who want to get into that area of fashion or whatever it may be. Hopefully, this coming year I’ll finally start the club!” Patrick has had a passion for fashion ever since he was young, “Since I was 7, I’ve wanted to do something involved with fashion or something creative,” Patrick stated. He also noted that we could be seeing more of his work in the near future. “Currently, I’m working with a few big brands to help design some clothes and various pieces so hopefully we’ll see some of those out soon!”
Patrick’s social distance sweatshirt can be purchased on his website blindinemotion.