For the last ten years I have been giving the gift of volunteering to Nationwide Children’s Hospital. Ten years ago I applied to be a volunteer at the hospital and went through a background check and a training program. After the initial training I was allowed to see what volunteer positions were available by days of the week and time slots. Since I was a stay at home mom I chose to look at the weekend options and chose the Admitting Gift Cart.
The Admitting Gift Cart is a toy store on wheels! How fun to push a cart full of toys around to the patients and have interactions with so many faces over the years. Yes, I gave the gift of volunteering but little did I know I was receiving a gift in return. Over my ten years, I experienced various emotions of happiness, sadness and thankfulness. All the children and families that I have served over the years will always be dear to my heart.
This year NCH is reaching out to local bloggers and trying to reach a broad audience through social media to launch a campaign that will make a huge difference!
Please help me and NCH with such an easy way to give a gift this year!
Thanks-Valerie Delmonico, Social Moms Around Columbus
From Dec. 3 – Dec. 17, we’re encouraging people to upload photos of their favorite holiday things to Instagram or Twitter with the #NCHFavorites hashtag.
For every photo uploaded, Simple Bath will donate $5 to Nationwide Children’s Hospital. That can double to $10 if you “claim” your photo (which you’ll be promoted to do after you post with that hashtag.) Such an easy way to help families and sick kids, right?
Social Media Links & Assets
- @NationwideKids on Twitter and Instagram
- Every Gift Matters commercial: http://youtu.be/2Gv1rhcL7Kk (A “must-watch” that explains why this effort is so important!)
- Dropbox link to #NCHFavorites images: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/9iupqeathfovxgr/UjmTABr5oH