The Southampton Press caught wind of the great work that Patrick had done and wrote a story commending his efforts. Writer Alec Giufurta explained how Patrick donated $2,750 on May 14 to the Southampton Hospital Foundation’s Healthcare Heroes Fund. The foundation’s president, Steven M. Bernstein, thanked Patrick, saying, “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,” he said. “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.