Foresters’ employees gathered recently at the Raleigh-Durham Airport to build and dress Build-A-Bears for pediatric patients at the WakeMed Children’s Hospital. They were able to assemble and decorate approximately 90 bears to help make the day a little brighter for some sick children.
Foresters’ philosophy is to create opportunities for members to spend quality time together and volunteerism is one of the ways that they do that. Each year, they choose charities that they can get involved with and this year, they chose the WakeMed Children’s Hospital.
Mollie Dowdy, Member Coordinator, organized the entire project and contacted the WakeMed Foundation earlier this year about their idea. She delivered all 90 bears to WakeMed on December 6th.
I had the pleasure of joining Susan Davis, Child Life Specialist, to deliver a few of the bears to some very excited children.