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Deaconess Riley Children's Services understands that education and support are an important part of healing for every child and family. We host many educational events throughout the year for patients, families and caregivers.
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Girl Scout Cadette, Katie, Provides Craft Kits for Kids
Mad Max Ride for Riley
The Mad Max Ride for the Kids at Riley is in the 7th year of fundraising to raise money to support both Riley Hospital in Indianapolis and Deaconess Riley. As of June 2013, we have raised more than $130,000. The event began with a ride from Deaconess Gateway to Burdette Park where a live auction including birdhouses painted by our Riley patients took place.
Riley received craft donations from local Girl Scout Cadette, Katie Blandford, who was working on a Silver Award Project. Katie contacted Deaconess to discuss donating craft kits to the Pediatric Unit. Katie met with Paula Yarbrough, Manager of Pediatrics and Lisa Lantiff, Child Life Assistant, to discuss what kinds of crafts patients liked to do. Katie created different craft projects for different age groups. She put a lot of thought and work into this project and was very well organized throughout the whole process. Katie put together two large crates of crafts for pediatric patients.
The staff was very impressed with Katie's skills to bring this project together and they know that the patients will enjoy doing the crafts while they are here. We would like to thank Katie and congratulate her on achieving the Silver Award Project.
In photo: Paula Yarbrough, Katie Blandford, Lisa Lantif.
Trim a Tree for Riley
On October 22, 2014, Kohl's volunteers arrived at Deaconess Gateway to help with our Trim a Tree for Riley event. Volunteers wrapped and decorated our voting boxes for our Christmas tree contest. Through their generous employee volunteer program, we not only received hands-on help for our event, the Deaconess Riley's Children Services will also receive a $500.00 grant from Kohl's. We want to thank Kohl's for their helping hands and generous spirit.