REDDING, Conn. -- Siblings Jake Rose, 14, and Chloe Rose, 10, of Redding donated a variety of Nintendo games and game consoles, toys, and activity books to Danbury Hospital to benefit pediatric patients.
The siblings, who formed nonprofit organization Gamers for Life with assistance from their mother Jamie Rose, raised funds for their donation by selling seeds, flowers, and strawberry and tomato plants.
"We are very grateful to Jake and Chloe for their generosity and hard work," said Grace Linhard, chief development officer of the Western Connecticut Health Network Foundation. "Their gift of gaming consoles and games, toys, and activity books will be greatly enjoyed by the many children who visit Danbury Hospital each year."
Jake and Chloe Rose have been inducted as members of the WCHN Kids Care Club at Danbury Hospital, a philanthropic organization for children and young adults under the age of 18.
The Kids Care Club at Western Connecticut Health Network encourages children under the age of 18 to make donations in support of pediatric programs and services at Danbury Hospital and/or New Milford Hospital. Donations help purchase toys, videos/movies, video games and systems, and more to make children's hospital stays more comfortable. Children raise funds in many ways, including: asking friends and family for donations; organizing penny drives, lemonade stands, or other events; raising funds in lieu of birthday gifts; or donating a portion of their allowance.
For more information on the Kids Care Club, call the WCHN Foundation office at 203-739-7227.
Western Connecticut Health Network is anchored by Danbury Hospital, New Milford Hospital and Norwalk Hospital, as well as their affiliated organizations. For more information, visit TheNewWCHN.org .
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