In the News: Valentine’s Gift Drive by Local 8th Grader Featured on 9News
A Colorado 8th grader recently had an idea to share love and encouragement this Valentine’s Day with children facing serious illness and their families.
Kimaya Kini was aware of the mission of The Denver Hospice because her school, Campus Middle School in Greenwood Village, does an annual fundraiser for The Denver Hospice. This summer she started her own organization, called Thoughts4Tots, to provide educational resources and other support for children facing challenging situations. She and a friend built a website, Instagram account and LinkedIn account. Through her new organization, she recently started a drive to collect Valentine’s Day gifts for the children in our care.
Kimaya asked volunteers to make drawings, cards, notes, friendship bracelets or other gifts. She got a tremendous response from people across the country — and even in other countries — and surpassed her goal for gifts received. She collected enough gifts that they will now be shared this Valentine’s week with not only pediatric patients, but many others in our care.
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