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SCHLESWIG 5TH GRADERS DONATE PEDIATIC CARE PACKAGES TO CCMH

05/18/18

(Denison, IA) – Jessica Campbell, RN, Nurse Director of the Medical-Surgical unit at Crawford County Memorial Hospital (CCMH), recently stopped by the Schleswig Elementary School to accept 21 pediatric care packages from its 5th grade class. The care packages were made possible through a Project Jack grant from The Realtor Foundation of Iowa.

The pediatric care packages each include a hand-made card attached to a stuffed animal as well as a wide range of books and toys for all age ranges. The packages are distributed to children who need hospitalization at CCMH.

Campbell said the care packages are important to children admitted to the hospital.

“It’s a scary time when kids are admitted to the hospital. They are already not feeling well and now they are in an unfamiliar environment, possibly going through painful procedures,” Campbell said. “The care packages will bring a measure of comfort to the kids and make the hospital experience more positive both for children and their parents.”

Erin Muck, Chief Nursing Officer (CMO) at CCMH, added, “We are very grateful to the Schleswig 5th Grade students for their thoughtfulness and generosity in providing the pediatric care packages for our patients.”

Project Jack grants are administered by The Realtor Foundation of Iowa. Originating in the Quad Cities area in memory of 6-year old Jack Lindaman, Project Jack grants give 4th and 5th graders in schools across the state of Iowa the opportunity to “pay it forward” in any way the class chooses. More than 100 elementary schools and 4,500 students participated in Project Jack 2017 completing 170 projects in their communities. For more information, visit www.projectjack.org.