Ease Hospital Fears with Cuddly Friends
A hospital visit can be overwhelming for our littlest and, sometimes, our oldest patients—especially when they’re hurt and confused. But a huggable friend can help. Donations of a new stuffed animal will bring a smile to a Harrison Medical Center patient who needs a dose of warm and fuzzy. As rising emergency visits deplete toy supplies, hosting a stuffed-animal drive is a great way to share the love.
Departments on every Harrison Medical Center campus rely on the community’s ongoing support to ensure that "fluffy friends" are available for staff to distribute to those who need them. A hospital can be a very scary place and it definitely helps to have a stuffed animal for comfort. Not only do the kids feel better, but the parents do as well. And staff also benefit by being able to extend a comforting gesture in a time of need.
For patient safety, animals must be new and unused, small- to medium-size, and still bearing their tags. Donations can be dropped off weekdays at the Harrison Medical Center Foundation office at 750 Lebo Blvd. in Bremerton. Please call ahead to 360.744.6760 to ensure that staff will be available to accept your donation.
Since 2001, Lewis Funeral Chapel has bestowed their generosity by opening their arms and allowing Harrison Foundation to store these cuddly friends until they are needed at one of Harrison’s campuses. A group of very special volunteers come together to ensure each animal is properly prepared and delivered.
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