Winter Wonderland Event at NYC Health + Hospitals Brings Joy to Pediatric Patients

Winter Wonderland Event at NYC Health + Hospitals Brings Joy to Pediatric Patients

NYC Health + Hospitals/Elmhurst recently held its second annual “Winter Wonderland Toy Giveaway and Healthy Holiday Fair.” The hospital’s Department of Social Work and Child Life Program host the event for local parents and families who may need extra help providing gifts for their children around the holidays. Parents chose from a variety of generously donated toys, and had them gift-wrapped by hospital staff and volunteers. This year the toy giveaway provided free gifts for more than 150 children. Elmhurst pediatricians and nutritionists were joined by representatives from FDNY and the Department of Transportation to offer parents information for a safe and healthy holiday season. Toys were generously donated by local businesses, nonprofits, and community groups.

NYC Health + Hospitals/Elmhurst’s Child Life Specialists, physicians, nutritionists, volunteers, and other staff gather to organize activities for the facility’s annual “Winter Wonderland” toy donation event for pediatric patients. Photo courtesy

NYC Health + Hospitals/Elmhurst’s Child Life Specialists, physicians, nutritionists, volunteers, and other staff gather to organize activities for the facility’s annual “Winter Wonderland” toy donation event for pediatric patients. Photo courtesy

 

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