The Season of Giving is Here! See what Your Money Buys you at St. Jude!

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This little boy, Claude, is a patient at St. Jude.  He was featured on their social media channels to inspire donations. I posted it on my social media, too, because he’s a soccer fan and a kid who is going through a fight no kid should face. If you’re inspried to give today or any day this holiday season, just go here. It can help save a child’s life!

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This is me last holiday shopping season, juggling at the mall to collect donations. I’ll be doing more holiday juggling this year, acting as Santa for the kids at St. Jude! You can, too! Just go here to donate any amount.

Last thing: Here’s a handy list of what your money buys you at St. Jude:

  • Infant Care Supplies for 10 Babies: $50
    These supplies help parents and nurses care for babies in treatment and include items like diapers, baby bottles, sippy cups, pacifiers, footies and heel warmers.
  • Wagon: $70
    Wagons can make traveling through the halls of St. Jude easier for parents and more fun for a young child.
  • Parties to celebrate birthdays, holidays and “coming off chemo”: $75
    St. Jude provides parties, decorations, cakes and more to keep spirits high during the holidays and to celebrate special occasions like birthdays and a child’s completion of chemotherapy treatment.
  • Creative Toys: $100
    Play is an essential part of every child’s life, and it’s important for the children to have fun as often as possible. At St. Jude, colorful, toy-filled play areas are just as plentiful as exam rooms.
  • Delicious Meals: $210
    St. Jude provides meal cards so that patients and families can enjoy the comfort and convenience of good, nutritious meals in the Kay Kafe, our cafeteria.
  • One Day of Oxygen: $447
    Oxygen is key to keeping the immune system strong. A gift of oxygen can help a young body thrive and help fight cancer at the cellular level.
  • Child-sized Wheelchairs: $700
    These special wheelchairs help children move easily through St. Jude.
  • Airfare for a parent and child: $1,000 Average
    For a patient referred to St. Jude, the hospital covers the cost of airfare for a child and one parent or guardian.

As always, thank you for your support, and HAPPY HOLIDAYS!

~Hollis

 

It’s Always Inspiring to Speak to kids and Encourage them to GIVE BACK!

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I had a great time talking to the students in grades 1-5 at the Cove School last week! They were an awesome audience, and I loved being able to talk about how to choose something you love and find a way to give back! I have a great feeling about these kids and know they will make a difference in the world!

If you’re inspired to donate to St. Jude, where they are finding cures for cancer every day, please go here. It only takes a minute!

Thank you!

~Hollis