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'Big Green Boxes of Cheer' Uplift Children's of Alabama Patients
Date
04/06/2016
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BIRMINGHAM – A team of employees from Wells Fargo Private Bank, along with Cheeriodicals, delivered cheer in the form of 100 big green boxes to patients at Children’s of Alabama during a "Cheeriodicals Day" event held April 6. Cheeriodicals are "big green boxes of cheer" made up, of age-appropriate magazines, activity books, room decorations, puzzles, stickers and games for children to enjoy.

More than 75 employees from Wells Fargo Private Bank volunteered their time to assemble the one-of-a-kind children’s gift boxes. “Wells Fargo Private Bank is deeply rooted in our Culture of CaringSM and proud to continuously support Children’s of Alabama with their mission, as well as Cheeriodicals for ‘Cheeriodicals Day’,” said Tory Sherman, regional director for Wells Fargo Private Bank. “The work they do is very important to the communities of Alabama, providing specialized medical care for our youth and future. This year we chose to deliver big green boxes of cheer to patients at Children’s of Alabama. We are honored to take part in bringing joy to the children and their families on this day.”

“We're excited to deliver smiles to Children’s of Alabama today," said Gary Parisher, president of Cheeriodicals. "The team from Wells Fargo Private Bank is literally changing lives at Children’s of Alabama by spreading cheer to so many children and families.”

“It has been such a memorable day for the children and families at our hospital today,” said Honey Cook, director of Child Life at Children’s. “We were so grateful to have the Wells Fargo Private Bank team to visit today to deliver a dose of cheer to our hospital.”

After a special delivery to the hospital, free of charge, by Two Men and a Truck, Cheeriodicals and employees from Wells Fargo Private Bank began handing out the big green boxes of cheer to patient families at the hospital. The gift boxes are tailored to boys and girls, and specific age groups.

Cheeriodicals Day is catching on across the country. Cheeriodicals has worked with children's hospitals in dozens of markets nationwide, including Houston, Nashville, Cincinnati, Chicago, Las Vegas, Atlanta, Fort Lauderdale, Columbus, Phoenix and New York. Cheeriodicals has plans to continue working with corporate sponsors to bring cheer to children's hospitals throughout the country.

About Wells Fargo Private Bank
Wells Fargo Private Bank, the fourth largest wealth management provider in the United States (Barron’s 2015), offers a full range of financial services and products to help individuals and families build, manage, preserve and transfer their wealth. The Private Bank services clients across North America and internationally with $199 billion in assets under management (9/30/15).

About Cheeriodicals
Cheeriodicals is a national corporate team building company that conducts philanthropic events benefiting children’s hospitals, Ronald McDonald Houses, Veterans Hospitals and other charities across the country. For more information about Cheeriodicals, Alabama Launchpad 2014 winner, visit www.boxesofcheer.com, or follow Cheeriodicals on Twitter and Facebook.

About Children’s of Alabama
Since 1911, Children’s of Alabama has provided specialized medical care for ill and injured children, offering inpatient and outpatient services throughout central Alabama. Ranked among the best pediatric medical centers in the nation by US News & World Report, Children’s provided care for youngsters from every county in Alabama, 41 other states and eight foreign countries last year, representing more than 677,000 outpatient visits and more than 15,000 inpatient admissions. With more than 2 million square feet, Children’s is the third largest pediatric medical facility in the U.S. More information is available at www.childrensal.org.