Camden Students Make “Heart Hug” Pillows for Hospitalized Children at Cooper

Heart Hug pillow group shot

Brittany Spaeth, Child Life Coordinator with the Children’s Regional Hospital at Cooper (center front) and Rita Varano, MSW, Social Worker, Pediatric Emergency Services, (center far back) with students and faculty of St. Anthony’s school display some of the colorful pillows.

On Thursday, March 10, 2016, representatives of the Children’s Regional Hospital at Cooper visited St. Anthony of Padua School in Camden to accept a gift of handmade “Heart Hug” pillows to be given to hospitalized children.

The “Heart Hug” pillow project was initiated by Linda Burns, an art teacher at St. Anthony of Padua School, as a way for students and their families to engage in community service. All of the materials were donated, and students in grades 6, 7 and 8, along with their families, were enlisted to help create each unique heart pillow. This year is the second year the school chose the Children’s Regional Hospital at Cooper as the recipient as a way to give back to children in their own community.

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