4-H Club Collects Toys For Children's Hospital Child Life Program

Friday, November 9, 2012
Being hospitalized can be a very stressful event for a child. The Hamilton Homeschoolers 4-H Club is collecting toys to help the Child Life program at Children's Hospital at Erlanger. The Child Life Program tries to reduce the amount of stress on hospitalized children, and toys can help.

The 4-H Club invites the community to help with this effort by donating new, washable toys and new games, craft supplies or CDs of relaxing music by Nov. 16. A list of needed items is available at the Erlanger website: http://www.erlangerfoundations.org/document.doc?id=60.

Donations may be dropped off at the Hamilton County Extension Office at 6183 Adamson Circle in Chattanooga during regular business hours,  Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. A box for toy donations is available on the third floor of the Extension office. Donations will be delivered to Children's Hospital on Nov. 16. For more information on the toy drive contact Hamilton Homeschoolers 4-H Club volunteer leader Maria Sabin at hh.4hclub@yahoo.com .


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