Kids Helping Kids

Spring starts on March 20th (hooray) and it’s time to get inspired! There is no better place to gather home improvement and gardening ideas than the Columbus Dispatch’s massive annual Home and Garden Show taking place now through this Sunday at the Ohio State Fairgrounds in Columbus.
It’s also a great family event and children 12 and under get in free. This Saturday, March 3rd the entire event is dedicated to “Kid’s Day” and is loaded with special hands-on activities and fun.
Additionally, Nationwide Children’s is thrilled to be the event’s beneficiary this year. The Dispatch group is generously donating a portion of proceeds to the hospital and has created a jaw-dropping “wishing fountain” at the event entrance. It’s already brimming with coins and lots of well-wishes.

This Saturday is Jr. Philanthropy Day – Get A “Bunny Bank.” If you come to the Show this weekend please stop by and visit us at the Wishing Fountain. We’re kicking off a special new “bunny bank” project to help children learn about the importance of philanthropy and how great it feels to help others. Each child will receive a Young Philanthropist Kit including a bunny bank and a simple to understand guide that explains philanthropy, tips for getting started and how great it feels to give back. Every penny counts, and I think the bunny banks are the cutest thing ever!

If you can’t make it this Saturday, just email Alyson Doyle in our foundation and we’ll drop your kit(s) in the mail. Bunny banks can be returned at any time to the hospital and we’ll have special recognition for your junior philanthropist. Happy Spring and let me know if your kids like their bunny bank!

Donna Teach
Donna Teach is Chief Marketing & Communication Officer at Nationwide Children's. Her job is to help the hospital feel "connected" – Connected to each other, connected to our patients and their families, referring physicians, the community and the world.

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