Above / Melanie LeFevre, 8th grade teacher, Still Middle School, resident of Aurora; Brett Skeen, Executive Director, Edward Foundation, resident of Naperville and Melissa Slattery, Child Life Specialist, Edward Hospital, resident of Mokena. (Photo Courtesy Edward-Elmhurst Health)
Students at Indian Prairie School District’s Still Middle School donated hand-sewn children’s books to Edward Foundation’s Pediatric Child Life Program.
As part of Melanie LeFevre’s 8th grade Family and Consumer Science class, students were taught sewing skills while learning the importance of philanthropy. Once the books were finished, the students were given the choice of where to donate. Edward Hospital came to mind.
The Edward Foundation Child Life program was established at Edward Hospital more than 10 years ago to support hospitalized children and their families. The goal is to help children and parents cope successfully as they navigate the hospital environment. The program relies on support from the community through monetary contributions, toy and book donations. These hand-sewn books will be given directly to children hospitalized throughout the year.
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.
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