By Marietta (Mary Beth) Barrett
Tuesday, Oct. 28, saw Campus Ministries bringing kindness to Seattle Children’s Hospital. The event, Kindness for Kids, was put together by Campus Ministries Team Assistant, junior Corrine Booth. Northwest students assembled at Butterfield Chapel from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. to create cards and friendship bracelets along with the opportunity to donate toys for hospitalized children.
“We wanted to serve the children and love the children,” explains Booth.
Other students at Northwest felt the same way as Booth.
“I just want to bring some smiles to the kids’ faces,” says freshman Becca Tevelde.
Meanwhile, freshman Carolina Gillam states that she loves both kids and art. Since making cards requires artistic skill, “it’s the perfect way to serve God with my gifts,” she says.
Encouragement is especially vital during this period. Booth describes the challenges hospitalized children are faced with. COVID-19 has forced hospital policies to be severely restricted. Only one parent may visit their child.
Kindness for Kids is Northwest University’s attempt to relieve this harsh period and share some joy. Hopefully, the toys, cards and bracelets will offer comfort and cheer to the kids of Seattle Children’s Hospital.
Booth explains that Campus Ministries will take the toy donations, along with the cards and bracelets, to Seattle Children’s Hospital. There, the staff will distribute the donations and creations.
Any individual is welcome to contact Seattle Children’s Hospital and offer their services of giving. Benevolence and love do not need to stop with just the Kindness for Kids event.