The Schneck Guild recently donated 30 activity totes, PlayStation games, movies and prizes for the “painful procedure” drawer in the pediatric unit at Schneck Medical Center in Seymour.
The tote bags were handmade by the guild sewing committee and filled with age- and gender-specific items such as Schneck teddy bears, blankets, coloring books, balls, cars, sticker books and teething rings.
“The Schneck Guild hopes to lessen the stress and anxiety children feel when they are admitted to the hospital by providing these fun-filled activity totes,” said Amy Cockerham, Schneck’s volunteer manager.
“As a nurse, I know it’s sometimes the little things that make the day just a bit brighter for our pediatric patients,” Cassie Lee said. “These are the little extras that really make a difference for children and their families.”