The area’s Ford sellers wish to lend a paw — truly many paws — to assist WVU Drugs Kids’s Hospital promote its toy drive on Sunday.
The Teddy Bear Truck, a really particular Ford F-150, arrived at WVU Drugs Kids’s on Friday to ship dozens of teddy bears for the ability’s younger sufferers.
The trouble was a part of the Baby Life Program’s 2023 annual Group Toy Drive. The Baby Life Program at WVU Drugs Kids’s helps kids and adolescents address the stress and uncertainty of sickness, harm, incapacity and hospitalization.
The WVU Drugs Kids’s Teddy Bear Truck is a part of the charity outreach by the area’s 77 Neighborhood Ford Retailer sellers. The sorts of teddy bears little sufferers obtain at WVU Drugs Kids’s additionally consists of Cardiac Bear, a really particular bear who helps kids recuperate from stomach surgical procedure.
The Teddy Bear Truck makes its annual journey from Jim Robinson Ford dealership in Triadelphia to Morgantown to assist kick off WVU Kids’s vacation toy drive, which is about from noon-3 p.m. Sunday on the Morgantown Marriott at Waterfront Place. All toy donations ought to be new, small-to-medium in measurement and valued at $50 or much less.
Donations for sufferers of all ages are wanted — from newborns as much as age 18.
“We’re honored to assist WVU Drugs Kids’s Baby Life Program,” mentioned Joseph Thurby, Neighborhood Ford Retailer’s chairman. “It was heart-warming not too long ago to see the kids alongside a vacation parade route in Wheeling when the Teddy Bear Truck handed by. The kids cherished seeing the teddy bears, however had been very completely satisfied after they discovered the bears would quickly be on their strategy to WVU Drugs Kids’s. That’s true vacation spirit.”
Whereas the vacations are a preferred time to donate to WVU Drugs Kids’s, this weekend’s donations will assist all 12 months spherical to convey pleasure to sufferers. This season, donations shall be used as a part of the Hospital’s “Santa’s Workshop,” which helps mother and father and guardians store for his or her kids whereas they’re staying on the hospital.
AWVU Drugs Kids’s Surgeon-in-Chief Dr. Federico G. Seifarth mentioned the hospital couldn’t exist with out the neighborhood that surrounds it.
“As a kids’s hospital we’re a part of the neighborhood and we’d like the neighborhood’s assist,” he mentioned. “So we encourage the neighborhood to assist the toy drive. For everybody who has donated, thanks a lot. For these of you who’re enthusiastic about it, please do. We admire you and couldn’t present such a top quality of care and constructive expertise for our sufferers with out you.”
Just a few issues to recollect, if you want to take part within the toy drive, from WVU Drugs Kids’s: