Count On Me Holiday ShopsHoliday Shop at Seattle Children's
On Tuesday, May 8th, on the Oncology Floor at Seattle Children's - young patients shopped and picked out presents to give to their mom's for mother's day. Many of our young shoppers are in the super cool viral video that's been making the rounds on YouTube! (See the link below!) We are proud to partner with Go 4 the Goal for this year’s Mother's Day Shop and we thank Michael's Toyota for their generous support.
You might recognize some of these young superstar shoppers as well as our wonderful volunteers and the fantastic staff at Seattle Children’s. Everyone comes together to create a special day of celebration where young patients are empowered by having the ability to give.
A happy shopper gathers her gifts for mom.
Dad helped out while this young lady got the perfect gift for mom, and a pillow pet for herself!
Another young patient looks at jewelry for her mother.
A craft table was set up for young artists to make a handmade custom card for their mother. This young patient poured time and love into his card for his mother and was very proud of all his hard work.
Every young patient picked out a Pillow Pet and some funny glasses for themselves after shopping for their mother.
Another handmade card for mom with an inspiring message from this young patient.
These young stars brought smiles to everyone’s faces as they shopped for mom.
Another young shopper, happy with his shopping experience!
Count On Me Holiday Shops were created to empower children in long term care in the hospital around the holiday season and Mother’s Day by allowing them to “shop” for their families, without ever having to leave the hospital. Young patients are able to select gifts for their parents or guardians. Children unable to leave their rooms are visited by volunteers with carts loaded down with gifts so that they may participate as well.
Foundation volunteers assist all of the children in wrapping their gifts with festive paper, bows, gift tags and writing cards for the special people in their lives. It is a well-received program and is enjoyed by the children, their families, the hospital staff and our volunteers!
Check out the Young Patient's Video here!
In May at the Mother's Day Holiday Shop, fun was in the air at Seattle Children's Hospital as young patients earnestly shopped for their mothers! Young shoppers combed through presents to find the perfect gift for their loved one and a little something for themselves as well.
A pair of crazy glasses for him and a present for his mom was a highlight for this young patient.
Generous volunteers kept the mood festive and joyful as they helped the children shop and wrap gifts for their moms.
Everyone had a fabulous day and hearts were filled with gratitude for the empowering feelings had by all - the patients, the hospital staff and the volunteers as well.
A special gift for mom, creatively wrapped and filled with love!