ADS Delivers Teddy Bears to Patients at Vanderbilt Children's Hospital

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    ADS Delivers Teddy Bears to Patients at Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital

    ADS Delivers Teddy Bears to Patients at Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital
    • 17 November 2011
    • Author: Anonym
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    ADS held a “teddy bear drive” to collect soft, lovable friends for the children at Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital.  ADS employees wanted to provide comfort to the children who may not be able to go home for the holidays.  Several ADS employees personally delivered the teddy bears to the children at the hospital today.

    “Community outreach is something we value highly at ADS, especially during the holidays,” said John Cerasuolo, ADS President and COO. “We are glad to have the opportunity to provide the children in the hospital with gifts that will bring them love and comfort during this special time of year.”

    The Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt treats the region’s sickest patients. While the expert medical staff focuses on the clinical and medical needs of the children and teens, the hospital also has a dedicated staff of volunteers who focus on meeting the emotional and developmental needs of the patients. Philanthropic initiatives like the ADS Teddy Bear Drive mean the world to not only the children and their families, but the staff as well.

    “Support and donations from our community volunteers, like staff from ADS Security, enable us as a team to reach out to children in special ways,” says Stephanie Van Dyke, Director of Volunteer Services. “The bears that ADS generously donated might be the perfect holiday gift when a child and family find themselves celebrating away from family and friends this holiday season. We value every donation and every gift at Children’s Hospital. Without these gifts, patients and families would miss out on those extra touches that may just be what makes being in the hospital less frightening and more positive.”

    There are currently 238 children, up to the age of 17, at Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital and there is always a need for donations and support. If you or your organization would like to help, please contact Vanderbilt Children’s Volunteer Services at 615-322-2379 to review the children’s wish list, schedule a donation or find out more about how you can help.


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