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valentinesdayMake a Difference in a child’s life by sending a special Valentine’s Day message to young patients at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles.

Once again, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles is gearing up to distribute hundreds of Valentine’s Day cards to our young patients who won’t be able to experience the joy of Valentine’s Day at home or at school because they are in the hospital.

Children’s Hospital needs your help! Starting on Feb. 4, you can visit CHLA.org/VALENTINE (The site won’t be live until that date) and send a special message to a patient which the hospital will then distribute to children on Friday, Feb. 12, since Valentine’s Day falls on a Sunday this year. It’s fun, fast and easy and the hospital takes care of delivery.

Last year, the hospital received nearly 40,000 messages from across the U.S. and 100 countries! Kids received a special gift bag filled with cards. Parents enjoy them too!

Anyone can send a message to our kids. We just ask them to choose one of three card designs and provide their first name, last name, email address and a message.

They can use the pre-populated message “Wishing you a very Happy Valentine’s Day!” or write in their own message. We offer ideas as well because jokes are extra fun to receive, for example:

Question: What do you call two birds in love?
Answer: Tweethearts!

Question: What did the calculator say to the pencil on Valentine’s Day?
Answer: You can count on me!

“Knock, knock.”
“Who’s there?”
“Luke.”
“Luke who?”
“Luke who got a valentine!”

“There are so many things that hospitalized children miss out on, so one of the most important responsibilities we have is to bring a sense of normalcy to our patients. When special events like Valentine’s Day come around and our patients see that they are getting valentines, just like their friends, they are absolutely thrilled. The valentines themselves are a wonderful surprise, but then to learn that people outside these walls sent them because they care about them, well, that is sometimes the best surprise of all.”

Wendi Kellaris, manager of CHLA’s Volunteer Services Program

There are three designs people can choose from. Here’s a link to the images:

https://www.hightail.com/download/ZWJWOU1TOC9veE9Ga2RVag

Monica Rizzo
Marketing & Communications
tel: 323-361-5745
cell: 323-327-7875

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Thursday, Dec. 6 is the nomination deadline for non-profit organizations that wish to nominate their outstanding volunteers to be honored at the annual Women in Service Celebration hosted by Zonta Club of the Santa Clarita Valley.
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