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BIRMINGHAM (Oct. 12, 2021) – This Halloween, Children’s of Alabama wants to provide a special treat for its patients, and hospital staff hope the public will help.
Today through Oct. 29, you can send free greeting cards to kids in the hospital at Children’s. All you have to do is go to give.childrensal.org/Halloween and select one of three designs. Hospital staff will print the cards and distribute them to patients on Oct. 29.
“When children are in the hospital, a simple gesture like a Halloween card can really lift their spirits,” Children’s of Alabama community development manager Mindy Wald said.
The card drive, which is sponsored by Protective, is a chance for the public to bring smiles to kids’ faces during a time when hospital visitation is limited. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, Children’s cannot accept in-person gift donations, but you can still make a child feel special by sending a card through the website (Children’s does not accept handmade cards) or by purchasing other gifts from the hospital’s online registry.
“Online shopping is a great way to support our patients any time of the year because the gifts can be shipped directly to the hospital,” Wald said.
The registry features perfect gifts for boys and girls of all ages. By shopping there, you can ensure that you’ll be purchasing a gift that fits within the hospital’s guidelines. Children’s is unable to accept food/candy, stuffed animals, toys that depict violence, religious items, crocheted/knit items, and gently-used or homemade items on behalf of patients.
For more information about donating to patients at Children’s of Alabama, visit ChildrensAL.org/Foundation.
Since 1911, Children’s of Alabama has provided specialized medical care for ill and injured children, offering inpatient, outpatient and primary care throughout central Alabama. Ranked among the best children’s hospitals in the nation by U.S. News & World Report, Children’s serves patients from every county in Alabama and nearly every state. Children’s is a private, not-for-profit medical center that serves as the teaching hospital for the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) pediatric medicine, surgery, psychiatry, research and residency programs. The medical staff consists of UAB faculty and Children’s full-time physicians as well as private practicing community physicians.