Hibbett, a footwear retailer, has announced its partnership with Puma. The donation includes 20,000 dollars, 4,350 Puma shoes and apparel pieces, and 10,560 crayon sets.
Children’s of Alabama offers specialised medical care to children who are injured or sick and provides care across Alabama. US News and World Report ranked it as one of the top children’s hospitals in America.
These donations will go to the Care Closet in Social Services and Child Life’s Sugar Plum Shop, as well as the Children’s Hospital Intervention and Prevention Services and Center (CHIPS Center), which all focus on patients and their families.
The Care Closet receives clothing frequently, but sometimes does not have the funds to purchase them. Each year, the team assists more than 400 families who are in dire need of these essential items.
Hibbett and Puma have donated again to Children’s this year, and Emily Hornak, Children’s Alabama’s director of corporate partnerships and cause marketing, said that they cannot thank them enough. Children’s is committed to meeting the emotional, psychosocial, and psychosocial needs patients and their families through family-centered care. These donations will go to three areas of Children’s that continue to provide exceptional services not only for our patients but also for their families.
In order to reduce the stress of being in hospital, the Sugar Plum Shop provides presents for 260 families each holiday season. Each year, the CHIPS Center provides counseling sessions to both children and families in need.
Sarah Sharp Wangaard (VP of marketing, Hibbett) stated that she hopes the donation of supplies and funds from Hibbett will be able to support hundreds of children at Children’s of Alabama during this holiday season.