We have chosen to support the Nemours Fund for Children’s Health during a time that can be very difficult for families and children in the hospital. We have decided to coordinate a group visit to the Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children’s Child Life Center where we will be hosting a Gingerbread House Making event in December 2017. In addition to this event, we are seeking monetary donations for the purchase of toys, games, and/or books. Fun activities can do wonders to brighten a child’s life during a visit or stay at Nemours.
The Child Life program at Nemours/A.I. duPont Hospital for Children helps young patients cope and adjust to being in the hospital; making the experience as positive as possible. Play is an important part of a child’s healing process and the hospital tries to provide opportunities for patients to do normal activities with time to concentrate on being children rather than being sick children. Being able to give these children gifts helps both them and their families to feel a little more positively about their circumstances.
We hope you will consider supporting our efforts to collect funds this upcoming holiday season so it is a successful and fun event for all children. Thank you for your thoughtful consideration.