For a second year in a row, our agency has volunteered to sell the 29th Annual Special Edition Kids Day newspapers to benefit the Valley Children’s Hospital, one of the largest pediatric healthcare networks in the nation. The hospital provides medical and surgical services exclusively for children with common to the most unusual and complex conditions. The Fresno Bee has partnered with Valley Children’s Hospital to produce the special “Kids Day” edition newspaper, which volunteers distribute for $1 apiece on Tuesday, March 8th, 2016. The newspaper not only helps raise important funds for the hospital but also helps valley residents learn more about vital healthcare services and programs offered by the hospital.
At 6:00am on Tuesday, March 8th, we will be waking up early and heading over to the Fire Station down the street from our office to pick up the newspapers. From there, we’ll head over to the corner of Surabian Drive and Alta Avenue where we’ll be selling these special editions until 3:00pm in our bright orange vests. 100% of the money we collect will be returned to the Valley Children’s Hospital.
Each of us in the agency have had family or friends who have been patients at Valley Children’s Hospital so participating in this volunteer opportunity was a no-brainer to us. Jessica’s niece had to have surgery at just over one year old and the nurses and entire staff of the hospital not only made sure Bella was taken care of and not scared but also made sure her family was taken care of in terms of eating and sleeping as well. Selling these newspapers is our way of saying thank you for the care and service that the Valley Children’s Hospital provides to the families and young ones in the Central Valley.
Come stop by and purchase a newspaper to benefit the Valley Children’s Hospital. If you won’t be around on March 8th, you can always assist the hospital by making a donation on their website: https://donate.valleychildrens.org/. We look forward to seeing you out there bright and early!