Valentine's Day Cards for
Hospitalized and Disadvantaged Children
Nearly 400 handmade, gorgeous, heartfelt, Valentines were made!!
This means that EVERY critically ill child who is hospitalized at the Children's Hospital of Orange County and Miller Children's Hospital in Long Beach can receive at least one beautiful Valentine.
We were ALSO able to give a Valentine to every disadvantaged and homeless child attending the Project Hope School.
Not only that, thanks to Fitness Factory Martial Arts, we were able to make sure that 275 of those Valentines included at least 1 gift! February 12, 2011
For the gorgeous cards, many, many thanks go out to:
Fitness Factory Martial Arts
University Community Park After School Program
Turtle Rock Community Park After School Program
Rainbow Rising Child Care at Bonita Canyon Elementary
Child Development Center at Turtle Rock Elementary
Mrs. Watson's and Mrs. Marquand's 3rd Grade
Class at Bonita Canyon Elementary
and, of course, the Uni Care Project
For the hospitals, the Valentines were given to the Child Life department. As you can well imagine, a childhood spent in a hospital is a life without a lot of joy. The Child Life professionals work to help give the children as much of a "childhood" as they can.
For Project Hope School, the Valentines were give to the Program Assistant who works to give the children struggling with homelessness a little more traditional fun along with their studies. For many of these kids, if it weren't for Project Hope School, they would completely fall out the system and just would not receive any education. By continuing their education, the kids can rejoin the mainstream educational environment when they are able.