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.
Wendy A. Marano