Many pediatric patients at Northwest Community Hospital will benefit this summer from an area Girl Scout project. Troop 40672 at Country Meadows Elementary School in Long Grove created nearly 100 gift bags filled with thoughtful activities for kids who must stay overnight at the Arlington Heights hospital.
The gift bags will be delivered a dozen at a time over several weeks by the individual girl scouts who made them. Each bag contains small crafts, tiny toys, cards, puzzles, markers and word-search books.
“It’s wonderful that these girls have such big hearts and are thinking about the sick children at Northwest Community,” said Cindy Hartwig, director of Women’s and Children’s Services.
The Girl Scout service project allows the participants to receive Bronze Award pins, which is the highest honor a Junior Girl Scout can earn.
NCH’s Pediatric Department delivers world-class care through a partnership with Children’s Memorial Hospital. Hospital-based physicians from Children’s Memorial work with each child’s pediatrician to provide expert inpatient care 24 hours a day. Everything in the Pediatric Department is specifically designed for children.