On average, patients have nothing to do for up to 60% of their time in a hospital! That is why BEAR Cares hosted a “Busy BEAR Time-Filler Drive” with our employees this month to collect books, activity-based toys and self-contained arts+crafts to donate to “Ascension Saint Alexius Child Life”.
On Thursday, July 27, a team from BEAR’s healthcare group deliver the donations to the Ascension Saint Alexius Women and Children’s Hospital in Hoffman Estates, where they put their project management skills to use as they helped some younger patients work on arts and crafts projects.
“We had a great time celebrating Christmas in July. The kids were so sweet, and we enjoyed passing out toys, creating holiday crafts, sharing some giggles and tasting some sweet treats. I don’t know who had more fun, the kids or us,” said BEAR Project Team Supervisor Michele Falk.
Michele is a core member BEAR Cares, which is an employee driven initiative that organizes and participates in various outreach programs, fundraising events, donation activities and other forms of volunteerism.
Thank you to the many generous BEAR employees who donated so many wonderful items to the cause as well as our personnel who also donated their time.