Junior League is partnering with Carle Foundation Hospital to provide its pediatric patients with Bravery Beads & Fun Reads.
The Bravery Beads component of the program documents and honors a child's hospital experience, enabling them to tell their unique story in a tangible, visual way. Children start off with a colored cord and beads that spell their first name. Thereafter they collect a different bead for every hospitalization, procedure or event.
The Fun Reads component consists of a story time monthly that JLCU provides for Carle Hospital's pediatric patients. This activity gives patients a chance, during a hospital stay, to enjoy the diversions of a fun story and activity.
Praise for Bravery Beads & Fun Reads
I'd like to thank the volunteer's visit while our son was in Carle Peds Dept with RSV this month. The donation of the "Under The Sea" book was much appreciated. The illustrations in the book were beautiful. Lee's teenage siblings were also so impressed that such love was shown by your organization. Thanks again and please forward our sincere apprecation to all your giving members.
Joe and Tara Mouser
Gibson City, IL