Thank you for joining me in raising funds for the Penn State Children's Hospital's Child Life Program!
Since 2013, I have been sending a letter to my clients at Hershey Retirement Solutions asking them to please consider supporting this wonderful program.
Over the years, the letter has raised $11,750, with 2018 being a record year at $3,010! It's amazing what a few generous people can do!
Child Life staff help children and families prepare for and cope with the stress that can come with health programs and hospital stays. They advocate for patients' and familie's well-being through therapeutic play, education and emotional support.
Funds donated to the Child Life Program are used to purchase things like medical play kits, sensory machines and toys, medical dolls, photo books, books, games, coloring books, puzzles, infant toys, craft kits. Child Life also supports children of adults who are patients on the adult side of the hospital as well as those who are siblings of our pediatric patients.
Child Life provides holiday family meals as well as family meals throughout the year. They also provide a holiday concert for patients and their families with cookies, milk, hot cocoa and other essentials for a holiday party!