Stripes team members had the opportunity to volunteer and make a difference in a child’s day, in addition to representing Stripes proudly. The Stripes Child Life 11th Annual Pumpkin Parade took place at Driscoll Children’s Hospital on Monday, October 31. It was a festive walking parade all over the hospital for in-house and outpatient clinic patients and families to celebrate Halloween in a safe and fun atmosphere. The kids were all dressed up in fun costumes and paraded through the hospital where many departments and other community groups set up stations where the kids could go trick or treat. They received toys and smiles from hospital employees, representatives from Stripes and naval aviators from the Pilot for a Day program along the way. Thank you to all of those who participated!
About Stripes Child Life Program…
The Stripes Child Life Program at Driscoll Children’s Hospital was formally dedicated in June of 2009 when officials from Stripes announced a $1,000,000 commitment to Steve Woerner, Driscoll’s president and chief executive officer. Since then, Stripes' contribution has helped improve and expand the Child Life support services offered at Driscoll for patients and their families. The program focuses on making a child’s hospital stay more pleasant, or even enjoyable, an investment in a child’s future. Recognizing that being hospitalized can be stressful, the Stripes Child Life Program at Driscoll Children’s Hospital is run by child development specialists who provide support for patients and their families to make their experience as positive as possible. Through the Stripes partnership, three additional Child Life specialists have been added to the staff.
Appropriately with our community investment focus, we understand that Driscoll’s programs directly improve the quality of life of children residing in our service areas through advances in healthcare and education. The $1,000,000.00 commitment to the Driscoll Children’s Hospital Child Life Program will help us grow the partnership between Driscoll and Stripes for many of our communities but primarily, the benefit of the children of South Texas. For more information about the hospital visit www.driscollchildrens.org.