Grand View Receives Donation from Pallisades Girl Scouts for Hospitalized Children
|(October 11, 2011) Sellersville, PA – Girl Scout Troop 21286 donated 30 gift boxes filled with small toys and fun activities designed to lift the spirits of children hospitalized in Grand View Hospital’s pediatrics unit.
Known as a Jared Box, each plastic shoebox-size container includes an assortment of small gifts such as cards, games, puzzles, markers, crayons, stickers, and other fun activities. “The kids love them. They are much appreciated,” said Grand View’s clinical coordinator of pediatrics Kathleen Pecca, RN.
The junior level scouts are students at Palisades Middle School and assembled the fun-filled boxes as a community service project for their Bronze Award. Scout Tia Venne said, “I was in the hospital before and it can be a boring place for kids. These fun things will keep them busy.” Scout Bronwyn S. added, “Tinicum Elementary School helped out by giving items that we packed in the Jared Boxes. It was a lot of fun.”
About the Jared Box Project
The Jared Box project was started in 2001 by children at Our Lady of Victory School in State College, Pennsylvania, to honor their classmate and friend, Jared. He was a brave little boy
Girl Scout Troop 21286 presents 30 Jared boxes to Grand View Hospital’s pediatrics unit. The boxes are filled with a variety of fun activities to help occupy the time of children hospitalized in Grand View’s pediatrics unit. Pictured left to right: Bronwyn S., Troop Leader Dian Herman, Tia Venne, Ellie Herman, Megan McGroarty, Emily Laiss, Elora Mitchell. Absent from photo Julia Boardman.
|who battled cancer with courage and faith that continues to inspire others. Since the Jared Box Project started, over 60,000 Jared Boxes have been made and delivered in 39 states.
About Grand View Hospital
Grand View Hospital, Bucks County’s first hospital, has provided residents of Bucks and Montgomery counties with comprehensive health care services since 1913. Grand View offers a range of inpatient and outpatient care – particularly emphasizing the areas of surgery and orthopaedics, women's and children's health, heart and vascular care, and cancer treatment. Learn more about Grand View by visiting www.gvh.org.