Children’s of Alabama gives Halloween treats to hospitalized children
Even if you’re in the hospital, it’s still Halloween weekend.
Thus, the staff of Alabama children worked to ensure that patients still have a chance to enjoy this time of year.
The hospital team with Protective and other community partners as staff members of the Children’s Child Life program distributed treat bags to patients in the hospital. The bags included Halloween-themed items such as books, pillow cases, baby diapers, Alabama children’s teddy bears, socks, stress balls, stickers for window, pop-its, mud and balloons.
The hospital, located in Birmingham, said it was a ‘trick-or-reverse-cure’ event that replaced the annual children’s parade, which for the second year in a row was canceled due to COVID-19 restrictions.
“The Trick-or-Treat celebration at Children’s of Alabama wouldn’t be possible without our main sponsor, Protective and other community partners,” Mindy Wald, community development manager at Children’s of Alabama, said in a press release. “With the support of the community, we are able to give patients the opportunity to celebrate Halloween despite being hospitalized. “
Protective is in its seventh year as the presenting sponsor of the Halloween festivities for kids.
“At Protective, we are proud to have long supported Children’s of Alabama. Each year, our small role in the Halloween festivities allows our employees to connect with the work they do and the families they protect, ”said Eva Robertson, Vice President of Community Relations and Executive Director from the Protective Life Foundation, in the press release. . “While we are not celebrating together in person this year, it is a privilege to help bring some Halloween joy and fun to the patients, families and staff at Children’s.
In addition to Protective, other treat bag contributors included Regions Bank, Full Moon BBQ, Brasfield & Gorrie, O’Neal Steel, UAB Kappa Kappa Psi, Magic Moments, and Spirit Halloween.