FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – A donation of toys and electronic will be used to enhance the quality of care for those at the Parkview Women’s and Children’s hospital.
The nearly $29,000 donation was given to the hospital by Child’s Play Charities. The toys, games, electronics, videos, video games, and iTunes gift cards will be used in physical and occupational therapies in the pediatrics unit and at Parkview Behavioral Health, according to the press release on the donation. Not only do they comfort and distract children during hospital stays, they can help engage and improve motor skills.
“These technologies and play items help us not only treat patients and help them with their development, but also provide a level of comfort and distraction for the child”, says Patti Brahe, senior vice president of Parkview Women’s and Children’s Hospital. “This gift allows us to make the child as comfortable as possible. Hospitals can be scary places, and things like movies and video games give the children a sense of normalcy in what is not a normal situation for them.”
About Child’s Play Charities
Child’s Play is a non-profit organization founded in 2003 by Michael “Gabe” Krahulik and Jerry “Tycho” Holkins, the creators of the Penny Arcade comic strip, as a way to help sick children and show the softer side of the gaming community. Through the generosity of gamers and the video game industry, Child’s Play has raised more than $25 million in games, toys, and cash for its international network of pediatric facilities through an ongoing online toy drive and annual charity auction. For more information please visit www.childsplaycharity.org.