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Generous and Thoughtful Community Supports WCHOB and Patients this Holiday Season II

Updated: 1/17/2014
Junior Girl Scout troop #30626 from the Frontier-Treemore District

Western New York has always been incredibly generous in supporting Women & Children’s Hospital of Buffalo and its patients, and that generous spirit continued this Holiday Season.  Here are a few examples:

The annual holiday visit by executives from Fisher Price allowed for Santa and his team of elves to visit with patients and deliver some holiday cheer:

As part of his community service throughout the city to begin the new year, City of Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown greeted patients, families and other visitors as they arrived at Women & Children's Hospital of Buffalo on New Year's Day. As they arrived, he offered coloring and other children's books for them to read and enjoy during or after their visit:

Students in the St. Joseph's University School National Junior Beta Honor club and Student Council representatives held their 3rd annual Stuffed Animal Drive for WCHOB. The students collected nearly 300 stuffed animals to donate. The drive began 3 years ago when 8th grader, Fiona Schaeffer’s younger sister had to spend time at WCHOB. Fiona saw how a stuffed animal, given to her sister while in the hospital, lifted her sister’s spirits. The students at SJUS embraced the idea, many giving up their snack money and allowance to have the money be put towards the purchase of even more gifts:

Metlife Insurance's mascot, Snoopy, pays a special visit to brighten the day of patients:

Tamara Oliveri of East Amherst hosted a holiday girls night out for her friends. Instead of hostess gifts, she asked her guests to bring a stuffed animal for the patients at Women & Children's Hospital, which were delivered to them last week just in time for Christmas:

Junior Girl Scout troop #30626 from the Frontier-Treemore District delivered blankets, crayons, coloring books, puzzles, toys, tissues, soap, toothbrushes, toothpaste, and many more items to the Welcome Bag Program! The girl scouts, ages 9-11, worked very hard on this project to complete their Bronze Award! Thank you to all the girl scouts and their families that participated in this wonderful project:


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