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Mt. Markham FACS creates Jarod’s Boxes for local hospitals

Mt. Markham FACS creates Jarod’s Boxes for local hospitals

Author: Anonym/Sunday, November 24, 2013/Categories: Holiday Inn Express

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A Mt. Markham High School Family and Consumer Science Class created Jarod’s boxes which were delivered to St. Lukes and St. Elizabeths hospitals.

The goal of the Jared Box Project is to lift the spirits of chronically ill children. The boxes symbolize the importance of play and are filled with well wishes, hope, and love.

A Jared Box is a shoebox size plastic storage box filled with small gifts, toys, cards, and games. Each box contains items selected for a specific age and gender. The boxes are delivered to hospitals and are given to chronically ill children. The Jared Boxes provide a special diversion for young patients as they receive chemotherapy and other medical treatments.

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