Children of Bellevue

1st Avenue between 27th & 28th  

No one wants to be hospitalized—away from family, anxious about discomfort, worried about the unknown. For a child, the loneliness and confusion of a hospital stay may feel overwhelming. Children of Bellevue was founded more than a half-century ago to provide resources to children served by Bellevue Hospital. Children of Bellevue has a tradition of public health advocacy, education and research. Their core programs ease pain, loneliness and other difficult aspects of children's hospital experiences; help abused or neglected youngsters to cope, recover and heal; advance language development among children at risk of delay; and nurture children and adolescents hospitalized for psychiatric reasons. For more information, please visit their website.

This service project will allow 15 participants to visit children in the hospital and play kickball with them for a couple of hours. These children do not get much exercise or interaction with people other than their families, so it’s a great way to give them the opportunity for social interaction and some fun. Participants will take the subway to visit the hospital.

 

Updated Feb. 1, 2010
Updated Feb. 1, 2010