SOA’s call for Toy donations!

‘Tis the season to indulge in the spirit of giving, and leave it MFA student Lori Lofgren to kick off this holiday season with giving to a much needed organization, the Children’s Hospital! This year Lori has forfeited her Christmas presents in hopes to give a child an extra special Christmas.free-bag-of-christmas-toys-clip-art-vpza73-clipart

The Children’s Hospital was founded in 1909 and was staffed by one nurse and volunteer doctors and surgeons. The first complete hospital building was erected on William Avenue at Sherbrooke Street, opening in 1958 following a successful fundraising campaign begun in 1948 headed by prominent businessman John Draper Perrin. Today the hospital has an Emergency Room for children and has pediatric and neo-natal intensive care units. There are also inpatient units for surgery, pediatric oncology, burns and plastic surgery. There are numerous outpatient clinics.

The Child Life Department is an integral part of Children’s Hospital. This department of specialists is involved in running the playroom, the in-hospital television station (CHTV), music therapy and the clown program. This department exists to help children and their families cope with all aspects of illness and hospitalization by relieving stress and anxiety.

Please see link here for a list of wishes

All donations are to be new, unwrapped, med to small size toys. You can drop off your donation to Gwen at the School of Art front office.

Deadline is December 19th.

If you require more information please contact Lori at lofgrenl@myumanitoba.ca

 

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