Caring Cubs had a great time getting their hands a little dirty at University Hospitals Ahuja Medical Center to benefit the Family and Child Life Services Department. Our Cubs loved painting their hands and placing them on a banner that will hang at Rainbow’s Trick-or-Treat Street, an annual event held for patients to enjoy some Halloween festivities even though they’re hospitalized. Families did a great job making festive door hangers and Happy Halloween cards for patients, all with the thoughts of bringing some cheer to patients this October. The kids talked about their upcoming plans for Halloween, including costumes and trick-or-treating. They shared stories of times they were sick and missed a fun event, and then took time to think about kids that may be in the hospital this month missing Halloween. We love to give families these talking points when participating in Caring Cubs events, and the kids certainly understood the value of their hard work when it was all done! Moreover, families brought donations to the Child Life Department at Ahuja Medical Center. Their gifts will be used to comfort kids that are hospitalized or going through an unfamiliar procedure. Families learned about Comfort Measures, which are practices that were pioneered by Rainbow Child Life Specialists years ago and are now used worldwide!
More pictures from this fun event can be found here!