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Toy donations benefit Edward Foundation’s Pediatric Child Life Program

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Above / Schaumburg-based Assurance donates more than 300 toys to Edward Foundation’s Pediatric Child Life Program toy drive. Pictured are Nina Sittler, Child Life Specialist, Edward Hospital; Jennifer Topolewski of Mount Prospect, Assurance; Mallory Blackburn of St. Charles, Assurance; Brett Skeen, Executive Director, Edward Foundation and Shalise Hickman, Child Life Specialist, Edward Hospital.

During this season of giving, Assurance donated more than 300 toys to Edward Foundation’s Pediatric Child Life Program toy drive. Sponsored by the company’s Assurance Caring Together committee, employees purchased toys for children of all ages to spread joy to those hospitalized this holiday season and throughout the year. 

Assurance, headquartered in Schaumburg, is a full-service brokerage providing business insurance, employee benefits, private client insurance and retirement services to businesses and individuals.

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Indian American Political Alliance, Boy Scouts Troop 99 donates toys to Edward Foundation, Pediatric Child Life Program. Pictured are Brett Skeen, Executive Director, Edward Foundation; Simraah Sakkaria, Naperville; Shayan Sakkaria, Naperville; Nina Sittler, Child Life Specialist, Edward Hospital; Kader Sakkaria, Naperville; Emily Hayman, volunteer, Edward Hospital.

Another toy drive was hosted by Indian American Political Alliance and Boy Scouts of America, Troop 99, in Naperville, resulting in donations of more than 60 toys to Edward Foundation’s Pediatric Child Life Program.

Donated toys spread cheer throughout the year

The donated toys will be given to children hospitalized this holiday season and throughout the year. To assist donors interested in purchasing toys as gifts, Edward Foundation created an AmazonSmile charity list featuring approved items sought for use in the Pediatric Child Life Program. The list is available online under Edward Foundation in AmazonSmile’s searchable charities.

Edward Hospital is located at 801 S. Washington Street.

Edward Foundation since 1990

Since it was established in 1990, the Edward Foundation has raised more than $54 million to support Edward Hospital’s community healthcare initiatives, invest in the most advanced diagnostic and treatment technology, recruit world-class medical professionals and deliver the highest quality care to almost 1.7 million patients in its service area. To make a donation to or for more information about the Foundation, call (630) 527-3954 or visit www.edwardfoundation.org.

Report and photos provided by Keith Hartenberger, System Director, Public Relations, for Edward-Elmhurst Health.

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