Goodall Hospital Receives Generous Donation from Hasbro
Goodall Hospital recently received a very generous donation from Hasbro. Through Hasbro’s Gift of Play Program, Goodall received over 1,100 toys and games, valued at over $12,500.
The mission of the Gift of Play Program is to bring the joy of play into the lives of sick or needy children. Through the Program, nonprofit organizations that provide around-the-clock care for children, such as hospitals and shelters, receive product donations from Hasbro.
The toys and games received will be distributed to pediatric patients who have surgery at Goodall Hospital. “This has just been so exciting,” said Terry Lacroix, Nurse Educator at Goodall Hospital and the Pediatric Committee Chair. “The Pediatric Committee has been working for a few years now to raise funds to put together some sort of goody for our pediatric patients who visit us. We are so thrilled that Hasbro selected us for their Gift of Play Program.”
“Hasbro as an organization does a lot for the communities of the world and we are thankful that they have chosen us to receive a portion of their contributions.” said Darlene Stromstad, President and CEO of Goodall Hospital. In 2009 it was reported that 3.6 million children were impacted as a result of Hasbro’s philanthropic support; $4.7 million was given in financial support; $13.3 million worth of toys and games were donated; and 10,000 hours of community service was volunteered by Hasbro employees (Hasbro 2009 Annual Report).
In addition to the toys, pediatric patients who visit other departments in the hospital, such as the Emergency Department and Diagnostic Imaging, will receive coloring sheets featuring the hospital’s mascot, Goody the Health Hound, and a small pack of crayons. The coloring packets have been done with funds raised through a bake sale and raffle at the annual Goodall Hospital Employee Craft Fair.
None of this could have been done without the efforts of the Pediatric Committee and all Goodall Hospital employees who helped to raise the funds.
Three year old Canton Hill sits with his mother after receiving the first toy from Hasbro at Goodall Hospital, a Super Heroes Chutes and Ladders board game. With him are Tammy Davis, OR Tech and Joe Mazzei, CRNA both from the Surgical Services Department.