Giving Back: Rainbow Loom Bracelets for Children’s Hospital
As a busy family, it’s not often I get the chance to volunteer with my children or organize charitable activities that teach them about giving back. In fact, I failed my daughter this summer when she asked if we could set-up a lemonade stand to raise money for sick children. I had good intentions to get this going but it never quite worked out. When the opportunity presented itself again this past October, I wasn’t going to miss the moment again.
It all started with the inspiring cover of Katy Perry’s “Roar” by the patients and staff at the Children’s Hospital at Dartmouth-Hitchcock. We watched it together as a family. After multiple viewings, singing (the kids) and crying (me), Olivia announced she wanted to donate the money she had earned doing household chores. Having just started saving, however, she only had a small amount.
I started thinking about an additional way we could give to the hospital while spending quality time together. Having just received two Rainbow Looms for her 7th birthday, Olivia and I decided to make bracelets as gifts to the patients, their families and hospital staff. We loomed and loomed whenever we had free moments together.
We packed up the box this week with about 50 bracelets and cards along with Olivia’s $10.71 chore donation. Our hope is that these small gifts serve as a reminder that there are two people out here that think each and every member of the CHaD family is remarkable and incredibly strong.
Children’s Hospital at Dartmouth-Hitchcock performs Katy Perry’s Roar