This week, Delta Theta Phi and the library teamed up to host the second annual stuffed animal drive for Levine Children’s Hospital. According totheir website, “Levine Children’s Hospital is part of Carolinas HealthCare System, the largest healthcare system in North and South Carolina, and the third largest public healthcare system nationally and is located on the campus of Carolinas Medical Center, the flagship facility of Carolinas HealthCare System. Carolinas Medical Center is a designated Academic Medical Center Teaching Hospital, and we offer residency programs in Pediatrics. [Their] teaching faculty are a valuable part of your child’s care team. In addition, Levine Children’s Hospital is actively engaged in major laboratory and clinical research projects that may lead to life-changing breakthroughs for young patients. With the 2007 opening of Levine Children’s Hospital, CMC is now able to accomplish several essential goals - to care for an ever-increasing population of children; to drive the future of children’s healthcare through further teaching and research; and make a child’s stay in the hospital a better, more dynamic experience which will promote healing.”
This year to promote the stuffed animal drive, DTP and the library coordinated with CSL faculty members. Students were given the opportunity to bring a new stuffed animal to class and, in return, the participating professors will issue a pass for that day in class. Each student was limited to one pass per class and passes were only valid on the day of the even, according to the professor’s discretion. It was amazing, we collected over 200 stuffed animals in 3 days. It is amazing to see the overwhelming participation from students and faculty in this charitable event in celebration of National Library Week. Way to go CSL!