Thursday, February 18, 2010

One is not born into the world to do everything but to do something.
Henry David Thoreau

Last week I joined a group of women from the local Tri Delta alumnae chapter at St. Louis Children's Hospital near Forest Park.

Tri Delta's national philanthropy is children's cancer charities, specifically St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, but alumnae groups show their support locally too. Our alumnae chapter donates time, items and money to the St. Louis Children's Hospital (like the emergency room bags of crayons, games and coloring books we made in December) so it was a great chance to tour the hospital to see where our efforts were being used.

I was so impressed visiting the hospital, it brings the sense of hope and joy that I felt when I visited St. Jude. I'm so thankful to have the opportunity to support them.

Entering the main area of the hospital

The main atrium

Hallway art gallery

Aquariums all over the place

Joe Buck Imaging Center - baseball and sports everywhere!

Another view of the imaging center

Ronald McDonald Family Room -
like a small, in hospital version of the Ronald McDonald House

Group shot of some of our alumnae chapter members


d.a.r. said...

That is so neat!!

My Husband's Watching TV... said...

St. Louis does have the best children's hospitals-we know from experience! Great looking group of ladies!

emily said...

wow!! that looks sooo great in there!! what a great environment for those who are ill. thanks for volunteering your time :)

Naturally Caffeinated Family said...

wow, it is beautiful! and such a great and special thing to be a part of!

Anything Fits a Naked Man said...

Wow! What a cool place! Well done!

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