“Today is a special day,” Elmhurst Hospital CEO Helen Arteaga Landaverde said. “We get to celebrate the special occasion of giving and bringing an extra little bit of lightness to the world, which we need right now. It’s an amazing honor and privilege to have everyone here.”
“We at enCourage Kids are incredibly thrilled to be here today with you,” enCourage Kids President and CEO Jean Butler said. “Our mission is to help children in hospitals feel some comfort and joy. That’s really the purpose of our event today. We want to spread the holiday joy and cheer to the children here at Elmhurst. I think we can guarantee there is a toy here that will please every child, not matter how old.”
The toys will continue to be given out to inpatient children throughout the month of December.