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Give Toys For American Family Children’s Hospital

December 11, 2015

Nothing seems more unfair to me every year at the Holidays than to know there are children who are very sick, requiring them to be in a hospital over Christmas.  In Madison at American Family Children’s Hospital  the beds are full of patients who have been stricken with various kinds of serious health problems.  There are 86 beds in the children unit and the census is always high which underscores the need.

I never forget there are toddlers, kids, and teenagers who need to be comforted, and not forgotten during this Holiday season, and then throughout the other months of the year. It is not too late for each of my readers in the Madison/Dane County area to help lift the burden for these kids at the UW Children’s Hospital.

I want to strongly encourage you to buy a new toy and take it to the hospital at 1675 Highland Avenue in Madison.  Just enter the main doors and it will be very clear where to make the donation at the main counter.  Leave the tags on the toy.  You can be responsible for helping to put a smile on a kid’s face while lifting a burden just a bit.

This year I did the vast majority of my Christmas shopping online but when it came time to buy the Teddy Bears for the hospital I went to the brick-and-mortar stores as the bears had to have the huggable quality and that look I wanted a kid to experience.    James and I always take the Teddy Bears and drop them off with the hope the recipients at the children’s hospital will soon find their way back home.

Let the season take hold in your heart by reaching out and making a kid at the hospital smile when receiving a toy during their stay.  

Thanks for doing you part to lift the burden for a child.


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