Give a Stuffy Drive
As part of our outreach partnership with Carle Foundation Hospital's Pediatric Department and in support of Pediatric Cancer Awareness month, NGS invited its students to bring their favorite stuffed animal to school one day during a week in September. In return, students were asked to donate a new stuffed animal. These tender gifts from the students of NGS were given to the pediatric department to be distributed to patients that endure long hospital stays during treatment.
The “Bring a Stuffy, Give a Stuffy” drive was combined with continued efforts to supply creative art supplies, books, and other comfort items, such as hand-made fleece blankets, to the young patients of Carle Hospital. More information on Next Generation’s Community Outreach can be found here.