By: Kaitlyn Fieldson
TAMPA- Children at the St. Jude Research Hospitals are donated to from people all over the world during the winter holidays to brighten their days with the donations that they receive.
According to St. Jude’s website, “Founder and entertainer Danny Thomas opened the doors to St. Jude in 1962 with the dream that “no child should die in the dawn of life.” St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital has been working their best for the children at their hospitals for years. Their goal is just to make sure that the children are happy once again.
During the holidays, children at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital do not get to do some of the things that other children do. They sit in the hospital not being able to be in their homes or be with loved ones. While some people are doing those things, the children there cannot do the same. So why not help them out by giving them something to look forward to?
Giving is one of the best things that you can do for the children during the winter holidays. St. Jude’s made this possible. Just by going on their website we can easily make this happen. You can donate cards, toys, and other gifts to the children there.
The article, “Help Support St. Jude’s & Donate Used Cards or Purchase Holiday Cards”, states, “…help support St. Jude’s Ranch for Children by either donating your old used holiday and greeting cards or by purchasing special St. Jude’s holiday and special occasion greeting cards for your friends and family.” A simple letter can brighten a child’s day and bring a smile to their face. Knowing that there are people who willingly send the children these letters can even give them more hope and make them feel that there are people who are there for them.
The St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital’s website says that, “Purchasing gifts through our St. Jude AmazonSmile Charity List is an easy way for supporters to provide patients with small gifts and activity supplies while on campus year-round.” Like the cards that the children get for the holidays, gifts are another thing that bring them joy during these times at St. Jude’s. The gifts make the winter holidays at the hospital more enjoyable for all the children that are there.
These donations that are donated to the children have a high impact on them. The children can stay hopeful knowing that there are people that are there for them and believe in them. Something as tiny as a donation means a lot to every child there. A frown could be turned into a smile in the matter of seconds because of these donations that are gifted to them.
Children at St. Jude Research Hospitals trying their best to fight off all of their illnesses. While they are trying to fight them off the hospitals too are trying to help them fight through these battles. To do so, these children need to stay hopeful and by donating to them it helps them gain more hope and joy.