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Help bring smiles to hospitalized children and their families

Black Friday. Cyber Monday. #GivingTuesday. On Tuesday, December 2, 2014, please join us and take part in #GivingTuesday–a global day dedicated to giving back. By making a donation, you will help support important Child Life programs at Advocate Children’s Hospital while also being part of one of the largest Giving Tuesday initiatives ever, Illinois Gives Big!


Giving back to Child Life

For children and teens, hospitalization can be stressful and sometimes scary. That’s where our Child Life team comes in. Our specialists focus on addressing the needs of every patient to provide comfort and a sense of normalcy. Using play and activities, they help kids be kids while overcoming illnesses or injuries. Some Child Life offerings include:

  • An opportunity for patients to express feelings they may not be able to put into words through art therapy.
  • A proven way of reducing pain and anxiety through music therapy.
  • Aquatic relief therapy (ART™), mobile fish tanks that provide a welcome and calming distraction.
  • A hand to hold, with child-appropriate explanations and reassurance, during medical procedures.

#GivingTuesdayNot only can your gift help provide such assistance, it will also help bring smiles to children and teens we serve. And there is no better ‘thank you’ than that.

So this Giving Tuesday, open up and give back to your community, and when you do, be sure to share the message of giving on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram or even with an #unselfie!