Kids' Paper Airplane Stand Filled with Love for Cook Children's
Brother and sister donate $40 in the cutest way possible
From Mandy White, supervisor of regulatory affairs in the research administration office at Cook Children's:
"This is my third month here at Cook Children’s. My husband is a veterinarian and we are both very involved with Children’s Advocacy of Johnson County, so our kids have soft hearts for animals and children! Needless to say, when I accepted the job here the kids were thrilled! About a month ago, I noticed my son and daughter were working diligently at making paper airplanes. Not just one or two, but about 30 of them. I didn’t think much of it at the time other than I was going to have a huge mess to clean up. However, they were not just making them, they were decorating them as well.
After a few days, I finally asked what they were up to and they responded that they were making paper airplanes to sell and raise money for Cook Children’s. Of course this was a sweet thought, but I didn’t think much would happen from it. A week went by and they went to my parents for a week in San Antonio with the paper airplanes in tow. They were determined to set up a booth and “raise money for the children” they said. So, that’s what they did but they didn’t stop there. When they returned home, they sold more paper airplanes at my husband’s family’s house the following week.
Raising the money, however, was not enough for them. They also wanted to deliver the $40 they collected to the hospital themselves. I got in touch with Cook Children's Health Foundation and they not only set up a meeting and accepted their donation, but gave the kids a tour of the hospital and explained the different places their donation could go.They were able to meet Journey and hear about the five therapy dogs in the Sit ... Stay ... PLAY program, as well as learn about CARPE and the Pastoral Care Prayer Bears.
The kids could not pick just one so they donated to all three causes. They enjoyed Journey so much that they made a stuffed Journey at Build-A-Bear and donated her to Pastoral Care.
The experience impacted them greatly and my daughter will be participating in the Peter Pan Birthday Club in November. They are continuing to make paper airplanes, dog costumes, and yogurt sandwiches for their next event to continue to raise money for Cook Children’s."