Students in Maria Mahaffey’s fifth grade class at Willow Dale Elementary School recently donated 20 Build-A-Bears to the pediatric care unit at Grand View Hospital.
Mahaffey, a fifth grade teacher at Willow Dale, commented, “We are very excited to be able to make kids a little more happy while they are in the hospital.”
Mahaffey’s reading class wrote letters to companies earlier this year and received donations. In addition, they were awarded a grant that allowed them to purchase the bears. The students met Mahaffey at a local mall to create the bears for sick children.
Top: Maria Mahaffey (left) delivers Build-A-Bear Donation to Kathy Shafer, R.N., B.S.N., clinical coordinator in pediatrics and nursery, and Laura Younger, nurse aide clerk in pediatrics. Bottom: Kiera McComsey receives a Build-A-Bear in Grand View Hospital’s Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) Pediatric Care Unit.
About Grand View Hospital
Grand View Hospital, Bucks County’s first hospital, has provided residents of Bucks and Montgomery counties with comprehensive healthcare services since 1913. Now a century strong, 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.