Echo Park students donate some fun

Children from Echo Park Elementary School in Burnsville pooled their resources to make a big donation to kids being treated at Fairview Ridges Hospital. For years, staff and providers at the hospital have donated school supplies for Echo Park kids in need. Echo Park students wanted to return the favor, so they held a drive of their own. On March 7, the school donated 20 boxes of toys, games, art supplies and stuffed animals to kids at the hospital. The items will be dispersed throughout the hospital, wherever pediatric patients receive care, including the emergency department, surgery, lab and pediatric unit. Some toys will be stocked in play spaces for children in the hospital, while others will be given to patients as comfort items or “brave prizes” to take home. The student council coordinated the toy drive, with the leadership of fifth-grade teacher Kim Coleman and social worker Pam Keuler. People interested in making a financial contribution to Fairview Ridges Hospital can donate at fairview.org/giving. (Photo submitted)

Children from Echo Park Elementary School in Burnsville pooled their resources to make a big donation to kids being treated at Fairview Ridges Hospital. For years, staff and providers at the hospital have donated school supplies for Echo Park kids in need. Echo Park students wanted to return the favor, so they held a drive of their own. On March 7, the school donated 20 boxes of toys, games, art supplies and stuffed animals to kids at the hospital. The items will be dispersed throughout the hospital, wherever pediatric patients receive care, including the emergency department, surgery, lab and pediatric unit. Some toys will be stocked in play spaces for children in the hospital, while others will be given to patients as comfort items or “brave prizes” to take home. The student council coordinated the toy drive, with the leadership of fifth-grade teacher Kim Coleman and social worker Pam Keuler. People interested in making a financial contribution to Fairview Ridges Hospital can donate at fairview.org/giving. (Photo submitted)

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