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BIRMINGHAM – Children’s of Alabama has collaborated with Gabriella White, LLC. sister brand, Summer Classics, for a month-long fundraising campaign to benefit programs and services provided to ill and injured children across Alabama.
From Oct. 1 – 31, customers at Summer Classics locations in Alabama will have the opportunity to donate $5, $10, $20 or $40 to Children’s of Alabama. For a $40 donation, Summer Classics will also donate 20 masks to the hospital.
As part of the partnership between Children’s and Summer Classics, Children’s patient and 2020 local Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals Champion for Children’s of Alabama, Gabby Bolden, 12, recently designed her own collection of Miracle Pillows that will be sold in Summer Classics retail stores and online.
Each year, local CMN Hospitals identify a “Champion” in each of its communities to serve as the face for children treated at their local children's hospital. In August, Gabby celebrated five years since receiving a heart transplant at Children’s. Since the transplant Gabby is living life BIG and enjoying all her favorite things – basketball, soccer, track & field, tumbling and her schoolwork.
Gabby took the design lead for the pillows, choosing from a selection of performance fabrics and accessories, to create two sets of unique pillows – dubbed Playroom and Velvet Double Ladder.
“To take the time to sit down, look at all the patterns and how they feel and then to see my designs come alive; to see the pillows look like what I had imagined in real-life was the best thing I could ask for,” Gabby said of her experience designing pillows with Summer Classics. “It was so cool.”
One-hundred dollars from every pillow sold will be donated to Children’s of Alabama through the Children’s Miracle Network organization. For more information and to shop online, visit www.summerclassicshome.com.