GREENVILLE, S.C. –– WSPA-FM, Magic 98.9, Reeves Construction, and Taylor Boy’s Produce are gearing up for their 4th Annual Cards for Kids campaign to benefit the Children’s Hospital of Greenville Health System. The station will visit the hospital next Tuesday, February 13th at 3:15 p.m. and is asking the upstate to mail cards to the station’s office by February 9th. Cards can also be dropped off before noon on Monday, February 12th at the station’s Greenville office at 25 Garlington Road.
"As we head into the fourth year of Cards for Kids, I am touched deeply by the outpour of love and support for the kids of GHS Children’s Hospital,” says Magic 98.9's mid-day personality, Sheri Taylor. “This is a signature project for us and every year we have people in the community asking how they can help. It’s heartwarming to see others get excited about making cards for kids they have never met. But the biggest part of this that stays with me is the look on the faces of the kids and parents as we show up as Cupid’s little helpers to brighten their Valentine’s Day.”
What began as a community outreach idea in 2014 with 5,100 valentines being collected, expanded to 8,200 valentines in 2016, and 16,150 valentines in 2017. GHS Children’s Hospital sees dozens of patients every day. Cards for Kids was created as a reminder for the children of the hospital that there are people outside of the hospital’s walls that remember and care about them. The cards provide a special happiness and help the kids forget about their illnesses. It turns what might have been a typical day at the hospital into a wonderful surprise.
"Children in the hospital are amazed to receive so many valentines from people in our community," says GHS Children’s Hospital’s Supervisor of Child Life Services, Emily Durham. “They are so appreciative of the love and support which makes it a little easier to be in the hospital and miss the regular holiday traditions.”
Cards for Kids is made possible by Reeves Construction and Taylor Boy’s Produce LLC.
Media and creative assets for this campaign can be found here.
About the Children’s Hospital of Greenville Health System
The Children’s Hospital of Greenville Health System is the Upstate’s only pediatric hospital recognized by the national Children’s Hospital Association. GHS Children’s Hospital has 185 primary and specialty physicians and features nearly 40 pediatric specialties. Visit www.ghschildrens.org for more information.
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